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GOVERNOR DUMMER ACADEMY
Don Conley, tri-captain, cuts his piece of the net following the
thrilling overtime victory in the championship game.
(Photo by Jon Bonnell.)
Governors Win Class 'C Championship in
Overtime over Tabor, 61-59.
by Giovanni Pacelli
On Saturday, Governor Dummer faced Tabor
Academy in the Class 'C championship game at
Worcester. The Governors took an early lead on bas-
kets by Don Conley and Chad Harlow, 4-0. Tabor
came back quickly to take a 10-8 lead with about 2:00
left in the first quarter. Dave Beatty assisted Todd Dix-
on's basket which tied the game at 10. One minute lat-
er, Todd's free throw put them back in the lead 11-10,
but Tabor scored four points in the remaining minute
to lead 14-11 at the end of the first.
In the second quarter, Tabor increased their lead to
six within the first two minutes, 21-15. The Governors
then took control. Kyrie Stevens assisted Andre Shef-
field's basket with about 3:30 left to come within three
points, 23-20. Andre's two free throws cut the deficit to
one, 23-22. Don Conley then took the pass from Chad
Harlow to put the Gov's on top 24-23. With 0:08 left in
the half, Kyrie Stevens hit two free throws to take a
three point lead in to the second half, 28-25. The key in
the first half was defense, and rebounds in particular
as Andre had six, Don had five, and Kyrie had three.
G.D.A. had a strong third quarter, expanding their
lead to six, 43-37. The period was highlighted by great
passing and good defense. Billy Batchelder gave the
Gov's an eight point lead 43-35 as he rebounded his
own miss and hit the basket with about 2:00 left in the
third. Tabor returned the basket then for the remainder
of the third period both defenses virtually stopped all
scoring. Going into the fourth quarter, the Governors
lead was six, 43-37. Once again, Tabor came out of the
break roaring. They came to within four points in the
first 39 seconds of play in the fourth, 45-41. Twenty-
two seconds later, Don Conley committed his fourth
foul and Tabor capitalized on the free throw to cut the
Gov's advantage to three points, 45-42. Todd Dixon
scored the next five points on a layup, a jumper, and a
(Champs, continued )
SPRING 1 990
A r chon
GOVERNOR DUMMER ACADEMY
The 1 [eadmaster's Message
Edu< at ion in the '90s
GDA in tin- 1 hanging world
The GDA Scene
The Arts at GDA
A GDA family album
The Alumni Page
Class Secretaries Inside hack
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The cover . . . has been borrowed from
the front page of the March 7 Governor,
shown here. More about the Governor
appears on page 10 and more about the
basketball championship, on page 14.
The rose in the upper left corner of the
Governor is in memory of English teacher
Linda S. Corbett, Editor
William Lane, Photographer
Stuart D. Chase
Director of Development
Christopher E. Harlow
Director of Alumni Affairs
Moody House freshmen enjoy Earth Day: In foreground, Mary Cutting;
others, from left: Megan Smith, Cara Endyke, Sarah Karp, Nicole
Simkins, and Amy Chase.
The Headmaster's Message
After her first year in Byfield,
Eleanor Eames was cited in the
Milestone for her "graciousness at
the Mansion." Eight years later
the Milestone was dedicated to her; again
"graciousness" was central to the tribute. Ben
Stone's recent celebration of Mrs. Eames at
the service in Moseley Chapel referred to the
gracious quality of this remarkable lady who
helped lead Governor Dummer Academy for
Seven years ago, attending to the gracious
side of life was stated as one of the primary
goals of this administration. This goal
demands and receives constant attention in
the myriad of activities which constitute life at
Governor Dummer. Graciousness is an
expectation in the close relationship between
masters and students here, in the respect
shown by Governor Dummer students to
performances and rival teams, and in the
emphasis upon service in the purpose of our
lives here and away from the campus.
When a student does not respond to a
greeting here, there is cause for concern.
When an opposing basketball player is
shooting a foul shot, GDA students maintain
quiet. A baseball cap is immediately removed
when a student enters the Mansion House for
Open House on Saturday night. As we deal
with the surface aspects of graciousness we
have a remarkable reservoir of generosity
upon which to build.
Ben Stone quoted a friend of Mrs. Eames
who referred to "the capacity for sheer fun
which lay beneath her great dignity." This
capacity operates within Governor Dummer
people who Mrs. Eames has influenced for
such a long time. Her impact is a major reason
for the natural graciousness of the immediate
and the greater Governor Dummer family.
Headmaster Peter and Dottie Bragdon at
Saturday Night Open House. They open the
doors of the Mansion House to students every
weekend for games, snacks, music,
Education in the '90s
A test of national commitment
Haskell Emery Rhett '54
at the New York City reception
We arc all associated one
way or another with a fine
school, and almost by defi-
nition, with other schools
and colleges - either as students, alumni,
or parents. Therefore we may congratu-
late ourselves that we all place a high
value on education and are interested in
talking about its future, based on its suc-
cessful past, as witnessed by our own
glorious performance and that of our
families and friends. In this company,
that temptation could be even carried
out to the extent of praising former
teachers and holding forth their fine ac-
complishments as examples, illuminated
by our own successes, despite all odds to
I think that the times demand that we
take a different path when discussing
education. We should do our best to
look ahead at a national level because
we have national problems. We must be
realistic about the pace of change, al-
though that pace is accelerating, because
education is an institutionalized process
that seems to have many reasons not to
One way to talk about education in
the near future is to ask what main ideas
should characterize education in a suc-
cessful democracy, for we strive to be the
very model of such a society. One de-
lightful aspect of our diversity as an ex-
perimental society is that virtually any
citizen could come up with such a short
list, so I will try:
• Advancement in education and in
life based on competency and learn-
• Teachers are those who are the
most competent and have learned
the most, so that others may learn.
• Education as a lifelong process, a
continuum of acquiring, using, and
• Education based on broad societal
goals, with processes operated on a
local level. As one such goal, each
citizen should be equipped with
Speaker Haskell Rhett '54 at the
New York Reception.
philosophy, or a framework of ideas
and skills, or the means to translate
them into practice.
• Equal educational opportunity to
get ideas, values, and the culture
itself regardless of individual back-
ground, race, wealth, and all the
other possible divisions. The genius
of this idea is that it serves the de-
mocracy and the individual equally
I will limit our context to my own
career, where we have seen the stability
of the 1950s, the activism of the 1960s,
the resulting freedom of the 1970s, the
reform movements of the 1980s, and
what we expect to be the positive results
of reform that will characterize the
1990s. After all, it is the mission of an
educator to defeat predictions, which of
necessity makes one an optimist, so our
job for the 1990s is to defeat the dire
predictions of continued academic de-
cline as well as to face those predictions
in every child, every student, and defeat
Our report card with regard to our
main ideas will simply feature a couple of
comments or trends for each idea - after
all, report cards never tell the whole
With regard to advancement based on
competency, the idea is difficult to
implement when competency is lacking.
At one level, the National Institute on
Education tells us that from 1964 to
1982 student performance on the Grad-
uate Record Examinations dropped in
11 of 15 subject areas. At a lower level,
the National Assessment tells us that
only 14% of all 1 1th graders can write an
analytic piece. Yet the Futurist forecasts
that in 1995, 80% of all managers will be
knowledge workers, that is, those who
must work by thinking. Our focus here
in the next decade must be on advanc-
ing the levels of competence, not ad-
vancing those without competence. Our
ways of assessing and evaluating compe-
tence will improve, but we must improve
the acquisition of higher order thinking
skills through all levels of education.
Teachers should be the most compe-
tent students, but over the past few dec-
ades research has shown that teachers
have relatively low achievement, wheth-
er measured by class work or test scores.
The route to teacher certification must
be changed, and the body of ideas, or
curriculum, experienced by future teach-
ers must be changed. Twenty states have
now developed an alternate route to
teaching certification, involving curric-
ular majors in academic subjects rather
than in educational fields, and there is
evidence that these teachers are most
competent and represent more talent be-
ing brought to the task.
Education should be a lifelong activ-
ity, but that is difficult to accomplish
when, according to Harold Hodgkinson,
one of eight able high school graduates
do not continue their education. The
Education Department tells us that 71%
of ninth graders graduate four years lat-
er, but that is an unacceptable level of
attrition. Furthermore, about 13% of
our population represent functionally il-
literate persons. We must make every
effort in the next decade to open our
schools as resource centers for children
and adults so that we may offer the op-
portunity to resume interrupted educa-
tion and acquire competencies at any
stage in life.
Broad societal goals with local process
control sounds good, but do not be
fooled that setting six national goals is a
concrete step toward accomplishment in
this area. The real goals are being set at
the state level, where the real money is
being appropriated for education. The
Education Commission of the State De-
partment tells us that two thirds of the
states now have performance goals for
their schools, such as reducing the drop-
out rate, raising test scores, and increas-
ing literacy. The accompanying
movement toward local control has had
differential success, with effort in New
York City badly in need of reform, and
radical conversion of power to parents in
Chicago still being evaluated. There is
no doubt that the tendency toward set-
ting state goals and increasing local con-
trol will continue in the next decade.
Finally, with regard to equal education
opportunity, the evidence is overwhelm-
ing that our system is now working well.
Hodgkinson notes that from 1975 to
1982 the number of black high school
graduates increased 29% and Hispanics
increased 38%, but the number of blacks
going to college decreased by 14%, while
the number of Hispanics decreased by
16%. With all 25 of our largest city
school systems now having minority stu-
dents as majority enrollment, we cannot
afford these statistics.
We have imbalances that are virtually
structural, if you look at the relationship
of wealth, tax capacity, and property to
educational needs and educational qual-
ity. We must initiate fundamental re-
forms in the financing of public school-
ing if we are to assure that those with
less property are to receive the same
quality of education as those with more.
The modest redistribution schemes of
financial aid and tuition charges are not
enough to implement this reform. As
with cases now in our judicial system,
equalization of public expenditures on
students must be sought. At the same
time, we must continue to work on the
vexing problem of de facto school segre-
gation by ethnic group as well as income
Well, there is a sketchy framework and
a brief report card, all intended to inter-
est and excite you in the task of educa-
tion that faces this society in the next 10
years and beyond. The ideas outlined
here cannot happen in our society with-
out a broad involvement of the citizens,
and that means that schools, and even
colleges, will have to become different,
more open institutions involving a wider
variety of constituencies. Schools will
not only have to offer longer days,
weeks, and years, but will have to have
the involvement of corporations, local
colleges, and community agencies to
mount the resources needed to imple-
ment these ideas across our country.
This cannot happen unless every one of
you, those who have ideas about ideas,
ideas about priorities, ideas about how
to implement ideas, and finally an idea
about our country, takes an active role.
Woodrow Wilson once said that his
university should operate in the nation's
service. It is now time to test our com-
mitment to our society by helping our
schools to operate in the nation's serv-
March 6, 1990
Financing education is his specialty
Haskell ("Emery" at GDA) Rhett '54 is
an authority in the areas of financing
higher education and developing pro-
grams to meet student and institutional
When he spoke to alumni at the New
York Reception in March, he was vice-
president of The College Board and re-
sponsible for its College Scholarship
Service (the nation's oldest and most
widely used financial aid service, with an
annual budget of about $30 million).
In July he will become president of the
prestigious Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation, which funds
graduate fellowships, pioneering summer
institutes for secondary teachers, pro-
grams in minority education, and a Vis-
iting Fellows Program which brings in-
dustry and colleges together through
campus visits by distinguished senior ex-
At Governor Dummer, "Em" worked
on the Archon and the Milestone, sang in
the Glee Club and was manager of the
baseball team. The Milestone says he was
"a noted mimicker of noted people" and
that he "kept Pierce in continual laugh-
ter." He went to Hamilton College, then
served with the Sixth Fleet as a lieuten-
ant on the U.S.S. Forrestal, before earn-
ing his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from
Cornell University, with additional
fellowships at the University of London
and Harvard's Kennedy School of Gov-
ernment. Before joining The College
Board, he was assistant Chancellor of
Higher Education for the State of New
Jersey, responsible for the state's higher
education budget and its student aid
programs. He has also served on many
professional and governmental commit-
tees and has twice been elected a mem-
ber of the Episcopal Church's national
House of Deputies.
He and his wife Anita live in Lawrence
Township, New Jersey, and Blue Hill,
Maine. They have three daughters:
Kathryn, 28; Cecily, 25; and Kate, 19.
Responding to the science crisis
overnor Dummer A< adi
has re< eived a five-year grant
ii inventor Dudley
Wright of ( leneva, Switzer-
land, to develop an innovative science
curriculum for se< < >ndary s< hools.
Science 2000 was presented to Mr.
Wright by the CiDA si ience faculty as a
response to waning interest in science
among high school pupils in this coun-
try. After it is tried in GDA classrooms,
it will be provided as a model for class-
rooms across the country.
According to department chairman
Steve Metz, Science 2000 will remove
the traditional boundaries between "bi-
ology," "chemistry," "physics" and
"earth science" in favor of courses which
stress the connection between those dis-
In today's typical curriculum, he says,
"energy" might be studied in each of
several courses, a year or more apart. In
chemistry, for instance, pupils study the
heat given off in chemical reactions and
its relationship to the energy of chemical
bonds. In biology, students investigate
the energy transformation of metabolic
processes. In physics, they measure ener-
gy and study calorimetry and the laws of
"We believe," Metz says, "that the stu-
dy of energy would be much more valu-
able if all the aspects were combined into
one unit and related to one another."
The emphasis throughout Science 2000,
he says, will be on doing science and on
Wright, an American, has granted
GDA $80,000 a year for three years.
Ideally, Metz says, a pilot program would
begin in the Governor Dummer class-
room in September of 1991 and be im-
plemented in all 9th grade science classes
in the fall of 1992 and in the 10th grade
a year later.
Governor Dummer will be collaborat-
ing with Tufts University, which is also
receiving a grant from Wright to im-
prove science education and to establish
a fellowship program to teach Science
2000 to science educators. A director
and an advisor group of scientists and
educators, including faculty from Tufts,
will develop the curriculum.
Science Department chairman Steve
Metz in chemistry class.
"Study after study," says Metz, "shows
American students lagging far behind
students from other developed nations
in science. One places our students last
in biology and far behind in chemistry
and physics; another places U.S. high
school students 14th in science among
17 countries tested.
"There is real concern that we may be
educating a generation of Americans
without the scientific and mathematical
literacy necessary to compete in a mod-
ern, technological world. By the year
2000, the U.S. may need as many as
750,000 more biologists, chemists, physi-
cists and engineers than we are expected
to produce. In a world where science and
technology are increasingly important
for all citizens, the failure of science cur-
ricula to excite students represents a na-
"I would consider Science 2000 suc-
cessful," he says, "when we graduate
higher numbers of students who are ex-
cited about science, and have an appre-
ciation for the connections among the
sciences, mathematics and the humani-
"Only 1.5 percent of American college
freshman now say they intend to major
in chemistry or physics," he says, "half
the number of 20 years ago."
Governor Dummer students continue
to go beyond the required two years of
science (freshman science and a labo-
ratory science), but Metz says it is hard
to determine if they are really interested
in science for science's sake or if they arc-
doing it because colleges have come to
Eighty-two percent of GDA students
are now taking science, the same as 10
years ago and up from 67 percent 20
years ago. Offerings today include fresh-
man science (each student chooses two
from among the pond, electricity, chem-
istry, fundamentals of scientific investi-
gation, the human body, and design for
life), biology and accelerated biology,
marine science, ecology, chemistry, ac-
celerated chemistry and advanced chem-
istry, and physics and accelerated physi-
This is Metz's 12th year at Governor
Dummer Academy as a chemistry teach-
er, and his first year as department
chairman. Metz and his wife Elizabeth
"Betsy" Clark live in Mason Cottage
with their children Derrick, 1, and Mar-
garet, almost 1. Betsy has coached varsi-
ty women's soccer, volleyball, track, field
hockey and lacrosse, and continues to
coach JV volleyball and to officiate field
hockey and lacrosse.
H. Dudley Wright
Dudley Wright is chairman and
president of Orbisphere Corp. in
Geneva, Switzerland, a research
firm which makes and distributes
scientific instruments and equip-
ment. Born in Bristol, Connecti-
cut, he graduated from Newton
School and attended the Universi-
ty of Cincinnati, West Texas State
College and the University of Cali-
fornia at Los Angeles. He was for-
merly president of Wright Engi-
neering Co. and Endevco Corp. in
Wright's earliest association with
GDA was through his childhood
friend, Benjamin Joy '37. Mr. Joy
was shot down over the Indian
Ocean in January of 1944.
GDA in the changing world
Befriending Vietnamese boat people
While the Vietnam War offi-
cially ended 15 years ago,
untold numbers of Viet-
namese continue to bet
their lives on freedom - asea in boats
that are intended to break down, headed
for countries that may not want them.
Carol Rowe, former mathematics mas-
ter at Governor Dummer Academy,
spent several months last year teaching
English to Vietnamese boat people who
had survived unspeakable hardships to
The Singapore Camp for Vietnamese
Refugees, run by the United Nations
High Command for Refugees on a for-
mer British Navy base, has 700 to 1,000
refugees, depending on the time of the
year. They are shuttled off after three or
four months to a host country or to
another stop along the way; only a
handful are allowed to remain in Singa-
Most of the refugees, says Carol,
scraped together gold to pay for their
passage out of Vietnam via fishing boats
that had to break down so they could be
towed to shore - hopefully in Malaysia,
Hong Kong or, for those who know
about it, Singapore. Only if they are
"rescued" are they considered refugees.
Some countries refuse them entirely;
others see that necessary repairs are
made to their boats, and tow them back
out to sea.
One group of women and children
arrived during Carol's stay after 59 days
at sea, and were taken directly to local
hospitals. Many of their companions
had died en route; seven others died
before they got to the camp. Carol also
heard stories about pirates who had cap-
tured refugee boats, raped the women,
killed the men and children, stolen their
belongings. "And you only hear about
the ones where someone manages to sur-
vive and swim to shore."
There were happy stories as well. One
man at the camp thought his family had
not made it out of Vietnam and had
been killed by the communists; he
showed up on a bus one day, by the
sheerest chance at the same time his
family arrived by a boat.
Once at the camp, the refugees decide
Carol Rowe and her English class at the Singapore Camp for Vietnamese
what countries they would like to mi-
grate to and they are put into language
classes. Carol heard about the need for
teachers through the American Wom-
en's Association in Singapore, and she
made the 40-minute bus trip to the camp
on Tuesdays and Thursdays with wom-
en from West Germany, Great Britian,
Japan, Italy, Spain, Sweden, New Zea-
land, Wales, Australia. "This was a won-
derful part of the experience," she says.
"All of them speak English - which is
Her class of 24 was half men and half
women, aged 14 to 45. Only one pupil
had any education past high school;
most had stopped at 5th grade. They
had to come to class, she says, to get
their $1 (U.S.) per diem in food. "Con-
sidering all the trouble they had gone to
to get out of Vietnam," however, she
was surprised at their "lack of motiva-
tion." And they "simply did not under-
stand the notion of homework."
Carol's classroom was bare except for
one blackboard; she had no materials
other than her syllabus. The building
had a corrugated tin roof and cement
floors and was so hot that "you were
soaked at the end of a three-hour class."
The walls were screens from head height
up, for ventilation, and the class would
hear all of the others speaking or singing
in many languages. "They loved to
sing," says Carol, who tried to teach a
round of "Frere Jacques" in English.
"They had a hard time getting the con-
cept. The first group would do just fine,
but they were so polite that when the
second group started to sing, the first
group would stop." The students were
all "very, very pleasant" and "very, very
Carol spent much time teaching them
to fill out forms; no matter where they
would end up, she says, they would have
to have filled out dozens of forms before
they got there. "No two forms are the
same," she adds. "One might say 'coun-
try of origin,' while another might say
'nationality.' This is all mystifying to
them. There is so much red tape . . . and
they probably won't get into the first
country they apply for anyway."
Most of the refugees want to come to
the U.S. - "paradise as far as they're
concerned" - then Canada and Austra-
lia. "I had the feeling they had been told
that there was a shortage of tailors in the
U.S.," Carol goes on, "because whenev-
er you asked them what their occupa-
tions were, most of them would sav 'tai-
lor.' " One of her frustrations was that
even after they learned English, "many
Celebrating for families united
. it i hem aren'i going to end up in In
lish-speaking nations." When the Hours
were at the airport for their flight home,
Carol heard "tea< hei , tea< her ..." and
then- was her < lass, about to go off to the
Phillipines, where more than hall the
population S] ' ilipino and Spanish,
not English. "It seemed like just another
stop," she says.
Australia, she says, is "having tough
racial problems because they feel they
are being inundated by Asians generally
- not just Vietnamese." The Rowes also
visited Hong Kong, and discovered that
many residents have become dual citi-
zens of Hong Kong and Australia "so
that if anything goes wrong when Hong
Kong reverts back to China in 1997,
they will have another place to go."
They were made very fearful, she says,
"by the horror, grief and foreboding of
"This is going to be a very interesting
change to watch," she predicts. "Hong
Kong becoming part of China would be
like the most sophisticated part of New
York City hooking up with the most
rural part of the U.S."
While Singapore does not encourage
Vietnamese refugees, they are looking
for 20,000 Hong Kong immigrants to
maintain their racial balance of 76%
Chinese. They are courting the "Hon-
kies," as they call the Hong Kong resi-
dents, "because they think of them as
well educated, rich, and most especially,
While Carol was volunteering at the
Refugee Camp, Wally, who is GDA Eng-
lish Department chairman, was teaching
English at Raffles Junior College in Sing-
apore. The Rowes are 11 -year veterans
of Governor Dummer Academy and live
in Noyes House, circa 1770, across Mid-
dle Road from the Mansion House. The
Rowes are parents of Marshall '82; Wal-
lace "Waddy" IV, who teaches at Pom-
fret; and Heidi, who is working at a girls
school in Australia and completing a
circle of sorts. She is near the Ross Clay-
tons; Ross, who teaches at Melbourne
Grammar School, filled in for Wally
Rowe last year at Governor Dummer
Dennis Kimmerich '90s parents
called him from Stuttgart,
West Germany, in November
when the Berlin wall began
to crumble. "They told me they cried
when the gates were opened," he says,
and he was very moved.
Home himself for the holidays, he says
"everyone was celebrating . . . seeing the
East Germans come in every day. It is
like a dream for them. The pictures of
East Germany are pretty depressing. The
people are very poor."
Some relatives in East and West Ger-
many had not seen each other for 40
years. Many younger ones had never
Dennis Kimmerich '90
met. Before the restrictions on travel
from East to West were lifted, Dennis
says, "only people 65 or older were even
allowed to visit." His aunt and uncle had
come from East Germany once a year.
Now anyone can come.
Dennis harbors no fears about reunifi-
cation of his country.
"Every school child studies probably
the equivalent of two years about Hitler
and World War II," he says. "We have
seen at least 10 movies about Hitler and
the concentration camps from first grade
on. People worry about the rise of the
Nazis. That won't happen again."
On the other hand, he says, the reuni-
fication of Germany will make Free Eu-
rope very strong. "Germany is already
the leading European power in NATO
and the EC (Common Market). Eco-
nomically, there will be Japan number
one, the United States number two, and
unified Germany number three in the
world. Maybe we will even overtake the
Dennis is pleased at the prospect of a
unified Berlin, a "world class city" to
compete with London, Paris, and New
York - though he has never been there.
Berlin is an eight-hour drive from home
and until now, he says, "there has been
no reason to go."
He also hopes it will replace Bonn as
the capital. "Bonn? It is a small city, for
students." An avowed city person, he
says Hamburg is the "best rebuilt city" in
Europe and that industrial Frankfurt has
the highest skyscraper.
It follows that Dennis's most difficult
adjustment this year has been to Gover-
nor Dummer's "country environment,"
the curfews and restrictions on off-cam-
pus travel. "In Europe," he says, "stu-
dents have much more freedom." He has
been off to New York or Boston at every
opportunity but missed Chicago, where
his parents worked before he was born.
Dennis, who had already had six years
of English (and three of French), came to
the U.S. to improve his English. He re-
turns to Germany now to complete high
school levels 12 and 13 and he is leaving
his options open for college.
Giving the joy of reading
Former mathematics master Jim
Scheidegger entered the Peace
Corps last summer and has been
assigned to organize the health
area of Gungu, in the Banduadu region
of Zaire, Africa - "a place well known for
its belief and use of black magic." He is
now capping springs, digging wells and
addressing some health issues - such as a
50% mortality rate for children under 5.
Water is a big problem, "plentiful, but in
many cases dangerous to drink."
"My Zairean assistant tells the village
people to look at how big I am and he
says, 'The reason he is so big is because
of his good health practices . . . that is
why you must listen.' "
Though teaching was not Jim's assign-
ment, he is doing that too, as he explains
Jambo (a Swahili greeting):
"Last week one of the doctors at the
local hospital suggested that I teach Eng-
lish at the high school in exchange for
lessons in Kikongo. Many here speak
French, but all speak Kikongo ... so it
is of primary importance to me now. I
went to the school and was hired on the
spot - almost with no questions asked;
maybe they liked the price! I am to teach
two 50-minute classes a day to their ad-
vanced English students, for an hour of
"I walked into my classroom (about
the size of the faculty lounge, in a long,
concrete building) for the first time with
my hat on and a backpack. The floor
was covered by dirt; in fact, everything
was covered by dirt - probably because
most of the windows were broken and I
don't believe the doors work too well. I
had no idea where to place my hat and
backpack. One of the 50 students in the
class saw my dilemma and quickly gave
me his chair for my things. The kids
were very excited to have an American
teach them English. Looking around
though I noticed that they had no
books. They each had about four or five
notebooks. You see, books are extremely
scarce here in Zaire. Even the 10 or so
English teachers share two or three
grammar books among themselves.
Former master Jim Scheidegger.
"Books are even more scarce for the
kids. Lessons in literature, in French, are
copied by the teacher on the board while
each student copies the passage into his
or her notebook. They can spend a
whole class on this task without even
starting to discuss what it said. I must
admit that the kids here print characters
very well; everything looks so neat.
Some of their notebooks contain meticu-
lously traced drawings from biology and
physics books. It just seems so incredible!
They work hard and are extremely en-
thusiastic - imagine what they could do
with the materials. People here would do
anything to have a book.
"I always thought reading to be a ne-
cessity of life, never have I thought that
people anywhere would be lacking the
ability to find something to read. News-
papers and magazines are also extremely
scarce - in fact, so rare that some people,
when they find one, cut out the pictures
to hang on their living room walls. (Just
a moment ago I was interrupted by a
visit from a family of locals. By coin-
cidence, they asked if they could borrow
"The few books I have represent a vast
library in their eyes. I cuddle up at night
to a book under candlelight. That used
to be something I felt any person was
entitled to do. Now I understand that
for all these years I was actually indulg-
ing in a luxury beyond the dreams of
"The isolation is incredible here (three
hours by truck from the nearest Peace
Corps mail drop and 10 hours from the
nearest phone) and exposure to English
is so rare that even the teachers can
barely understand me. Once I was speak-
ing with an 'educated person' and asked
him what he thought about the falling of
the Berlin wall. All he knew of Germany
is that it had a soccer team. His knowl-
edge of World War II was fragmented
almost to non-existence. But without
newspapers, books, and only a handful
of radios run by expensive batteries,
with some imagination the ignorance is
"Since English grammar books are
very rare, about 10 elementary ones of
any sort would do more than you know
to improve the quality of English educa-
tion here in Gungu. They are afraid to
order on their own because even the
teachers can't afford such books. (I make
$35 equivalent American a week
. . . and am probably one of the five
richest people of the 14,000 inhabitants
of Gungu.) The time is not pressing, for
it never is here, the teachers can easily
wait a year for such a splendid gift, if not
Yours in teaching,
Ed: Twenty books are already on their way
from the English Department. Contribu-
tions from faculty and students are helping
to pay for the books and their shipment.
Working in a coffee brigade
An in Brow n '88 spent se\ era!
weeks ol her wintei break
fri mi Earlham ( bllege with
1 1 other students in the ( of-
fee brigade pii I a iffee side by side
with Nit araguans on .i * ooperative farm
40 minutes south ol Managua.
This was the first harvest in a long,
long time, explains Airin. "The fields
had lain idle for nearly 10 years because
of the fighting. Many of the farmers had
gone off to fight or had fled to the rela-
tive safety of the cities; of the 3.5 million
people in Nicaragua, 2.5 million live in
Managua. "They needed help with the
harvest," she says, and the students re-
They stayed in a community of about
100, organized by the Sandinista Labor
Union with a president and vice-presi-
dent and meetings each morning. A lot
of pickers, Airin says, came down from
Managua, "and they were almost as
unskilled as we were." They all stayed in
big, cinder block buildings they shared
with rats that scampered over their legs
at night. They had no running water -
just rainwater "with amoeba and inter-
esting things floating in it." Each day
began at 5 a.m., and they picked coffee
for six hours straight.
Airin says she was never afraid, once
there, because "we weren't in a war zone
. . . and the people are so friendly. They
were willing to make a distinction be-
tween us as Americans and the U.S.
government which had funded the con-
tra war." She says she "felt embarrassed
by the U.S.'s role in the war, but that
came out o( myself, not from them. The
people now ask, 'Don't send weapons.
Send toys for our children, send clothes,
send books.' I felt the whole war was in
conflict with my values and my train-
Airin was especially impressed by the
energy and patriotism of the Nicara-
guans. "They are so proud of their coun-
try and in taking part in getting it back
on its feet. They seemed empowered by
their unity ... I wish 1 saw that here in
As the cooperative's school she at-
tended the graduation of a first grade
class - many small children, but grown
Airiyx Broivn '88 and GDA classmate Meganne Murphy '88.
men and women as well. "They were so
proud and happy to be in school, so
happy to be learning about their coun-
try's history," she says.
Airin was in Nicaragua the day the
U.S. invaded Panama and when she was
told about the invasion, "I started cry-
ing. It was the only day I felt any hostili-
ty from the people on the street. The
Central American states feel great
The Nicaraguans were preparing for
their election - which was subsequently
won by Violeta Barrios de Chamorro of
the National Opposition Union - a 14-
party coalition which, Airin says, "runs
from communists to ex-contras to real
Airin feels Chamorro will have troub-
le getting a majority decision on issues,
because the majority of the senate is still
Sandinista. Also, she says, the job will
be difficult because the Nicaraguan peo-
ple have been governed in a socialist way
by Daniel Ortega for 10 years, and Cha-
morro is a democrat. The people who
are used to the cooperatives, for in-
stance, will have to adjust to mono-crop-
ping. They have been used to free health
Airin's penchant for helping others
around the globe is not new. Since she
spent the summer before graduation
from Governor Dummer with a family
in France, she has "been interested in
different cultures. It helps me place my-
self in the world."
After GDA, she spent six weeks help-
ing to build a library and a chicken coop
in a tribal village in Kenya. She plans to
take next year off to go first to Palo, 500
miles east of Micronesia, to work; then
to Nepal. She will live with a family in
Katmandu for five weeks while she
learns Nepali ("it's supposedly easy to
pick up") before going on to do indepen-
dent study of Nepalese religions - a long
way from home in West Newbury, Mas-
She will probably study anthropology
when she returns to Earlham, "a small,
very liberal arts school" where there is a
lot of social activism of the non-violent
variety. There, she says, students edu-
cate themselves about racism and sexism
and other issues; the goal is to get people
to act on their ideas.
"People are very excited about learn-
ing," she adds. "School is not just a bur-
den. It is not just parties. It is very prop-
er that the Coffee Brigade would come
out of this environment."
Surviving an invasion
Felix Motta '91 went home to
Panama City for Christmas
break, and got a little more ex-
citement than he bargained for.
He was sound asleep in the early
morning hours of December 20, when
the U.S. forces invaded Panama and
overthrew the dictatorship of General
Manuel Antonio Noriega.
Panama is normally a very safe place,
says mild-mannered Motta. "You can go
out and bicycle or skate board late at
night with no problem" - just what he
and one of his friends were doing on the
eve of the invasion.
"Nobody knew it was coming," he
says. "I was asleep and there was shoot-
ing all around."
The Cuban Embassy, which U.S.
troops surrounded when they heard No-
riega was there, and Noriega's home are
"like a block from my house." The Vati-
can Embassy, where Noriega eventually
sought refuge, was only 10 minutes
Because of the looting that took place
after the invasion and the roving bands
of baton-wielding youths, the Mottas
and their neighbors built a barracade of
bricks at the end of their street and, says
Felix, "all of my neighbors got arms." A
curfew went into effect - one that even
kept the Mottas home on Christmas
"It was all a maturing experience," Fe-
lix says. "It was good for me."
"Everyone was happy when the Amer-
icans came in," Motta goes on. "At least
90 percent of them were happy. Noriega
was a very devilish man . . . involved in
all kinds of witchery."
With Noriega out, the previously elect-
ed Guillermo Endara was duly installed,
and Felix says everyone is happy with
the new government so far. "They will
try to get better economically," he says.
"For years now, the U.S. didn't give us
any help. (The U.S. has had a trade
embargo against Panama since 1985.)"
Now, he says, more people are out of
jobs than ever because the post-invasion
robbery and stealing put many stores
out of business.
He also fears that the government will
have problems with guerillas - remnants
Felix Motta '91 with lacrosse gear.
of Noriega's PDF (Panamanian Defense
Forces) once the Americans have all
withdrawn. "Most of Noriega's cohorts
have left the country, thank God," Felix
says, but he adds that a coup is always a
possibility. "They are not too stupid," he
says; "they want their places back." No-
riega, he explains, paid his army and
thus helped some very, very poor people.
Now there is no army.
Felix says that new government also
needs "to get tourism again." Money
that had been allotted to attract tourists,
he says, fell into Noriega's hands.
While Americans think of the canal
when they think of Panama, it is "not a
big deal" to Felix. He lives about half an
hour from the canal and has been there
"about once." The canal is too small for
today's ships," he says. "It carries mostly
cruise ships and some Japanese oil tank-
He also feels his country takes some-
thing of a bad rap from the rest of the
world. "People say it's like Colombia as
far as drugs go," he says, "but it isn't
even close to it."
It may be true that drugs have been
passed through Panama from Colombia
on up to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
"Panama has always been a bridge," Fe-
lix says, "as well as a canal."
Coming from a country where temper-
atures range from 80 to 95 and one can
get from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 45
minutes - Felix has tried cross-country
skiing at Governor Dummer and is play-
ing JV lacrosse this spring - a sport "no
one knows about at home." His country,
on the other hand, has "the best scuba
diving you can find." Felix prefers the
Atlantic beaches, but says fishing is fab-
ulous on the Pacific coast because of the
tides and prevailing winds.
Felix studied at the Salisbury School
in Connecticut last year to improve his
English, and came to Governor Dum-
mer in September on the recommenda-
tion of family friend Raquel Ardito-Bar-
letta '85, who lives "exactly in front of
the Cuban Embassy in Panama City."
Felis plans to stay in the U.S. for college
and will probably study business, as his
sister is now doing at Bentley College in
The GDA scene
The Governor goes hi-tech
The Governor staff at work, from left: Jon Bonnell '90, photography
editor; David Eliot '90, executive editor; and Jon Lewis '90, editor'in-
This year marks the 30th anni-
versary of The Governor as a
school paper; in 1959-60 it was
horn as a four-page publication
and appeared every six weeks as an alter-
native to two student-produced mag-
azines - the "aloof Archon," which went
to students and alumni, and the "strictly
literary Review." The "new" Governor
contained "sports, campus news, out-
standing creative work and bits of local
humor" and, under editor Bob Rimer
'60, encouraged "letters to the editor and
similar forms of criticism."
The Governor has varied in size and
shape, liberality and frequency over the
years. Most recently it has been a four-
page tabloid appearing four to six times a
year, with typesetting and printing
farmed out to a commercial printer - a
costly and time-consuming process.
This year, with a new desk-top pub-
lishing system in place, the Governor has
become a Time-sized weekly. Under edi-
tor Jim Lewis ' e '0 oi Andover, with En-
glish master Ed Rybicki advising, the
Governor has been published most
Wednesdays (allowing for vacations and
inclement weather) - 19 by the end of
April alone. Some 180 "outside" sub-
scribers (at $15 per year) and 265 student
subscribers help pay the freight; faculty
members receive it free.
The Governor has set up shop in the
basement of Frost with a Macintosh IIx,
Microsoft Word Software for word pro-
cessing and Design Studio for page
makeup. Students write their stories in
the shop, bring in discs if they have
written their stories on other Macs, or
type their stories on regular typewriters
and let the Apple Scanner and Omni
Page software do the work. They "make
up" the pages, complete with photo-
graphs which are copied by Applescan.
A laser printer produces the pages and
on Tuesday night, a 10 to 14-page, cam-
era -ready Governor is delivered to the
printer. It is returned for Wednesday
noon delivery to student boxes.
The savings in production costs alone,
according to Rybicki, will have paid for
the new, high-tech equipment by the
end of this first year of publication.
The Governor regularly reports on
campus-happenings and prints the scores
of athletic games. Arts events are cri-
tiqued and students speak out in editori-
als or letters on everything from hybrid
wolves to homelessness and hunger in
The most exciting aspect for Lewis is
"seeing the change in people's thoughts"
as they read the facts or the opinions of
others. "The worst thing," he adds, "is
to see people throw The Governor away
after they've read it."
Earth Day and energy
In anticipation of GDA's Earth Day
celebration, the nine dormitories partici-
pated in an energy-saving contest for the
cold month o( February. Students
turned off lights, took shorter showers,
put on more sweaters - and Boynton
Dormitory won by using 67 percent less
electricity, gas and heating oil than they
did in February of '89. The Cottage was
second with 11.3 percent savings and
Eames third, with 1 1 percent savings.
On Earth Day, students walked the
GDA Nature Trail, canoed on the Mill
River, and set up booths in Alumni
Gymnasium featuring acid rain, water,
Leslie McCant '91 on Earth Day.
Sam Robbins '41 gives a guided tour of his White Mountain Paintings exhibit at the April 1 opening. He
dedicated the show to his former master, the late Tom Mercer; to his classmate Dave Goodhart '41; and to Carl
Youngman '60, who helped build the gallery five years ago. Many newspapers have done features on Robbins
and the show, and he has appeared on several radio and television programs. The special exhibit continues
through June 17.
recycling, nuclear power, rain forests
and more. They also bought and planted
blueberry bushes around campus and
sold Earth Day T-shirts; the proceeds
from both are going toward the purchase
and preservation of a piece of virgin rain
forest in South America. The food serv-
ice cooperated by serving food low on
the food chain and discontinuing the use
of paper cups for hot and cold drinks.
Art historian Sam Robbins '41 also
gave two "walk throughs" of the White
Mountain Painters exhibit. The 19th
century artists, he says, were the first
real conservationists. "They wanted to
record the beauty on canvas 'before the
axeman cameth.' "
The Annual Fund
With the closing date of June 30 just
around the corner, the Annual Fund
stands at $490,000 toward its $600,000
goal of gifts from alumni, parents and
The Annual Fund, says chairman
Timothy Greene '50, is essential to the
quality of the Governor Dummer experi-
ence. It makes up the $1,765 difference
between tuition and the true cost of edu-
cation per student. He asks alumni and
parents to first continue or increase their
support for the Annual Fund, and then
make their commitment to the capital
campaign, To Make A Significant Differ-
Greene also reminds alumni and par-
ents that any new or increased gift to the
Annual Fund qualifies for the $1 for $3
match from the GDA Challenge Fund
issued by alumni Morris Frost '35, Carl
Pescosolido '55 and Bob Bass '67.
The Parents Fund portion of the An-
nual Fund has reached $75,700 with 73
percent participation. Chairman John
Kavanagh P'62 of Beverly is in charge
and striving for 100 percent partici-
Special commencement guest
In a divergence from previous years,
the Class of 1990 will not be taking final
examinations this spring in June (unless
performance requires), and will be grad-
uating a week earlier than usual. Com-
mencement will be Sunday, June 3.
Commencement speaker will be Secre-
tary of State Max Cleland of Georgia,
former head of the Veterans Adminis-
tration, a Vietnam veteran and triple
amputee. Watch for his book, Strong at
the Broken Place, to be released soon.
Senior Parents Fund
The Senior Parents have given 585,000
toward the $125,000 goal, with 76 per-
cent participation. These parents of '90
are helping to fund the second of two
Young Masters Chairs.
Guv Scott P'90 of Weston is chairman.
The arts at GDA
Liz Shea '90 and Nikki Fardy '90 in duet.
Ian Jones '90 in Guild concert.
The arts in bloom
The arts flourished throughout the
spring in many forms. The dance recital,
under dance master Fontaine Dollas-
Dubus, was one of the best ever, as was
the concert of the student-run Music
Guild. The German play, Spring
Awakening, directed by drama master
Bonnie Jean Wilbur, offered a special
challenge to two GDA actresses: Anya
Stagakis '91 and Kate Atkins '92
switched lead roles on Friday and
Saturday nights. Student artists received
awards in area competitions and the
Music Department and the GDA Allies
sponsored a concert and workshop by a
young, New York-based professional
chamber ensemble. Some of the special
moments are reflected here.
Cara Marcous '93 in recital.
Isolde Karro '91 in Guild concert.
David Johnson '90 as Moritz in
This study in texture and pattern by P.J. St. George '92 won Honorable
Mention in the Boston Globe art contest.
Anya Stagakis '91 as Wendela in
Jocie Malik '90s pine cone collage ivon first prize in the Neicburyport
Art Association's contest for area high school students.
Winter sports at GDA
Basketball champions - again
Ii was a season ol hard work and
overtimes for i he basketball Go^
inns, who 'I the New Eng-
land ( lass ( in le fi 'i the third time
in six years, while placing second in the
ISL to Roxbury Latin. (The Governors
have earned the League title lour oi the
The key to this New England
championship, says head coach Steve
Metz, is the simple fact that "there was
no one star. They all took on the mantle
at different times."
He is also proud of the fact that 10 of
the 12 varsity players had worked their
way up through JV; "They worked
hard," he said, "to put themselves into
position for the championship."
They also "refused to allow defeat
. . . they played best when it counted the
most." The championship game against
Tabor Academy was a classic case. The
Governors were down two points with
1 1 seconds to go and Todd Dixon '90 of
Billerica tried to repeat his three-point
shot that had beat Thayer earlier in the
season. Dixon missed, but set up four-
year veteran Don Conley '90 of Aurora,
Illinois, for the most important offensive
rebound of his career. Conley scored at
the buzzer to put the game into over-
time. Dixon then answered a Tabor
three-pointer and Chad Harlow '90 of
Byfield came up with the two-pointer
that won it 61-59.
Metz's MVPs were co-captains and
League All-Stars Conley and Dixon.
Dixon averaged 14 points per game with
five assists and four steals, and cornered
the market on "graceful athleticism."
Conley was No. 2 rebounder in the
League, and he averaged 14 points and
four blocked shots per game. He was also
the team's "quiet leader."
The Coach's Award went to Artie
Zweil '90 of Georgetown, a second-year
player who was "always ready when
called on." Kyrie Stevens '90 of
Tewksbury was named All League Hon-
This was the second New England title
for assistant coach Anthony Fusco '85,
who returned to campus last fall to teach
and coach. He was co-captain of the '85
New England/ISL championship team.
MVP Dave Smith readies for
Six of coach Barry Graham's 12 wres-
tlers were first-year players and the team
started every meet short a wrestler in
one of the weight classes. Nevertheless,
they won two of 14 matches and had
some outstanding individual efforts.
Senior David Smith of Goffstown,
New Hampshire, was MVP; seeded sixth
in the season-ending Graves-Kelsey
Tournament, he beat a 13-1 wrestler and
placed second in the 171-pound class.
Brad Panoff '91 of North Attleboro,
with an 11-3 record, was second in the
Graves-Kelsey at 189; John Lipchitz '91
of Tewksbury, seeded seventh, came in
fourth at 152; and Jason Uttam '91 of
Reading took fifth at 125.
The women's basketball team, says Su-
sie Childs, proved that "you don't have
to have tall players to have a basketball
team. You do have to have commit-
ment, determination and hustle."
With an average height of 5'4" and
usually only two players in reserve, the
scrappy team ran to a 3-12 record. The
season's highlight was the short-handed,
overtime victory against Pingree. With
one player injured and two out on fouls,
they played the final 38 seconds of regu-
lation and the entire overtime with just
four players. With eight seconds left in
regulation, co-captain Catherine Tuthill
'91 of Rowley made two free throws to
tie the game, then stole the ball to force
the overtime. Tuthill's two points and
Leah Colangelo '91s four, plus some
strong defense, gave them the win.
The Coach's Award went to "Steady
Eddy" Colangelo '91 of Westboro, and
MVP was co-captain Margo Doyle '90 of
Marblehead, a top scorer in the league
with a 13.3-point average. She had a
season high of 31 against Thayer Acade-
my, and was 13 of 20 from the line.
Doyle and Tuthill were both named to
the ISL Honorable Mention team.
The women's hockey team saw "an-
other season of growth and success,"
according to coach Lynda Bromley.
They hosted the first-ever Brooks-GDA
Women's Holiday Tournament, and
their second annual alumnae game
(three of their alumnae are playing varsi-
ty hockey at Skidmore, two at Colby
and one at Princeton). The season ended
with a triumphant, final-seconds win
Bromley awarded top-scorer Grayson
Cunningham '90 of Andover her
Coach's Award and her MVP was "al-
ways reliable" defenseman Robin Re-
mick '90 of Hampton, New Hampshire.
Newcomer-defenseman Lisa Widdecke
'92 of San Diego, California, was named
to the ISL All League team.
MVP Robin Remick heads for the ice.
Hockey team proves they belong
Coach Larry Piatelli's hockey
team let everyone know they
belong in Division I and
boasted the best player in the
ISL Keller Division - Nicholas Vachon
'90 of Playa del Rey, California.
"We learned that hard work is as im-
portant as skill," Piatelli said, "and he
credited the seniors with "taking us to a
new level of hockey."
The Governors placed second in the
Keller Division in only their second year
in the "big time," with a 16-6 record
overall. They won the Brooks-GDA
Holiday Hockey Tournament and they
beat every team in the League at least
once. The shut-out of No. 1 Belmont
Hill was the highlight.
Forward Vachon was chosen Keller
Division Player of the Year, and he was
joined by four teammates on the Keller
All-Star team: forward Eric Lacroix '90
of Rosemere, Quebec; defensemen Mike
Guilbert '90 of Manchester, New Hamp-
shire, and Mike Yeagley '90 of Rockville,
Maryland; and goalie Brian Novelline
'91 of Andover.
Despite their first round loss in the
New England Division I Prep Tourney,
three players - Vachon, Lacroix and
Yeagley - were picked to the Senior East
All Star Team. Vachon and Yeagley
were coach Piatelli's team MVPs, and
Joe Crowley '90 of Melrose was chosen
by his teammates to receive the Paul
Wasson Award as "Unsung Hero."
Of 10 teams in the Association of
Independent School Girls Athletics
(AISGA), coach Michele Cahill's volley-
ball team placed a solid fifth with a 6-7
record, and they went on to place fifth
in the season-ending tournament.
Dede Simons '90 of Nashville, Tennes-
see, emerged as a standout on both of-
fense and defense," and was MVP. She
was also named to the All-Tournament
and All-League teams.
"We had some real talent this year,"
said coach Jamie Larsen of his Nordic ski
League MVP Nicholas Vachon '90 at right with Belmont Hill opponent;
GDA split with Belmont Hill during the regular season.
The best ever!
The 1989-90 hockey team was
the best in Governor Dummer
Academy history, says ranking
master David Williams, a spec-
tator through 39 winter seasons.
"This was the best record ever against
top flight competition," says Williams,
who also remembers "the years when we
were getting beat up atrociously - 20 to
1, 15 to 2 and the like by Belmont Hill,
Nobles and others."
When the Independent School League
split into two divisions, GDA was as-
signed to the less competitive Eberhardt,
"and we did so well we elected to move
up to the Keller Division. This league
plays some of the top hockey on the
secondary level in the country. Everyone
knows about them."
In just their second year as "upper,"
the Governors had the top players in the
League - Nicholas Vachon '90 - and
placed second overall to none other
team; "next year we will have snow."
The team skied only two races and
had no snow on which to practice. Nev-
ertheless, the women placed second in
the final Independent School Ski Asso-
ciation (ISSA) meet.
than Belmont Hill - after splitting with
them during the season.
Former head basketball coach himself,
Williams says that "Larry (head coach
Piatelli) has done a good coaching job."
The rink helps too, he says, recalling
how many an alum shoveled the snow
off of Ingham Pond before a game - or
retrieved the boards on the Morse Field
pond. When the snow around the sides
melted a little, he says, the boards would
slip down and float around on the ice.
Vachon and former NHL great
Derek Sanderson; Sanderson spoke
at Convocation about his long battle
against drug and alcohol abuse.
Reunion y 90
Back to By field . . . June 15> 16 & 17
Memories . . . The class of 1965 at Commencement, headed by Russel
Thomas, Tim Browne, Brad Dorsey and Garret Leahey.
William "call me Jack" Little
'50 and his wife Kathryn
plan to drive all the way
from Swansboro, North
Carolina, on their motorcycle. Stan
Hamcl '45 plans to arrive for Reunion
'90 in his 19 57 Packard formal sedan.
Chris Morse 70 will drive his 1967 Aus-
tin Healey and Sarah Soule '85, her 1957
T-Bird. Nick Apollonio '65 will be tow-
ing his '02 Crowninshield sea canoe.
Ed Sheffield '40 and Dave Yesair '50
are boasting that they will get more than
half of their classes back for Reunion
Weekend and Dana Babcock '40 says his
class is guaranteed to beat all others for
top dollar for a Reunion Class Bowl.
Reservations are rolling in from the
pre-'40 Old Guard classes up to '85 for
the events of June 15, 16, and 17. For
the first time, the classic autos above and
others will be featured in a special Clas-
sic Auto and Boat Show. The youngest
delegation, the Class of 85, is planning a
California-style volleyball game on the
beach at Plum Island. The current art
exhibit, "White Mountain Painters 1840-
1936," is being held over in the Kaiser
Arts Center and collector/historian
Sam Robbins '41 will return to narrate
two "walk throughs" of the exhibit.
Also new are Alumni Briefings which
will be offered twice on Saturday. Hold-
ing forth on "Science in the 1990s" will
be Dick Henry '65 (the environment),
Richard Henry '60 (architecture), Edwin
Hubbard '65 (geology and natural re-
sources) and Bill Shaheen '75 (engi-
neering); and on "Retirement," Andy
Bailey '40 (estate planning), Jack Gregg
'65 (asset allocation), Dr. David Solo-
mon '40 (health), Peter Steinwedell '50
(successful retirement), and Ben Wright
'40 (retirement planning).
Discussing "Educational Reform: Evo-
lution or Revolution" will be Jim Deve-
ney '60 (now at Buckingham, Brown <Sc
Nichols School), Maria Gray '75 (Pen-
tucket Regional Schools), John Macken-
zie '65 (Potomac School) and Steve
Metz, GDA Science Department chair-
man; and "Career Development: New
Beginnings and Mid-course Correc-
tions," Dan Clayman '75 (the working
artist), Tim Greene '50 (executive
search), and Dave Yesair '50
Traditional reunion events include the
4.75-mile road race orchestrated by dis-
tance coach David Abusamra, the Sat-
urday afternoon softball challenge
matches between classes, the Old Guard
Luncheon at the Mansion House, the
special dinners for the 25th and 50th
Reunion classes, and the closing Chapel
Service featuring the Alumni Glee Club.
Old Guard director Art Sager and ac-
companist Ben Stone continue to draw
songsters from non-reunion as well as
reunion classes for the chorus.
Reunion also offers an opportunity for
family get-togethers, as many GDA rela-
tives share a common reunion year.
Among this year's relatives are two reun-
ion trios. Three sons of alumnus Ted
Bergmann '37 are reunioners - Douglass
'65, David '70 and Derek '75; and anoth-
er family spans three decades - Andrew
Bailey '40 shares reunion with cousins
David Rolfe '55 and Stephen Rolfe '65.
Reunion } 90 Weekend Schedule
Friday, June 15
Registration opens in the Phillips Building
Welcome Reception and Art Show, Kaiser Arts Center
International Buffet with Class Tables, Jacob Dining Hall
Harbor Cruise aboard the Yankee Clipper
Night Cap in the Cobb Room
Saturday, June 16
Registration opens in the Phillips Building
Continental Breakfast, Dining Hall
5-Mile Reunion Road Race ;
Campus Tour from the Reception Center
Gallery Tour of "White Mountain Painters" Exhibit
Alumni Seminar in Frost Building
Annual Meeting of Alumni in Reunion Tent
Class Photographs in the Quad
Old Guard Alumni Luncheon at the Mansion House
Picnic Luncheon on the Quad for all others
Alumni Briefings (see 10:00 a.m. listing)
Class challenge softball games
Gallery Tour of "White Mountain Painters"
"The Growing Campus" Tour
Glee Club Rehearsal
Class of '40 - 50th Reunion Party at the Navins's
Class of '65 - 25th Reunion Party at the Mansion House
Down East Clambake for all other classes, under the Tent
Till 12 p.m.
Dancing under the Tent
Sunday, June 17
Continental Breakfast in the Dining Hall
Reunion Chapel Service
\ 11:30 a.m.
Farewell Brunch in the Dining Hall
Fathers & Sons or Daughters
Frank Hinckley, Jr., '45 and Elizabeth '75
Albert Statler '45 and Frederick '70
Theodore Munro '40 and Cynthia '80
Robert Squire '50 and Robert '75
David Yesair '50 and Catherine '75
Brothers & Sisters
Wells Bates '35 and Hamilton '40
William Dodge '35 and James '40
Paul Withington '45 and Dennett '55
Timothy Greene '50 and Nathaniel '60
William Spence '55 and John '75
Jonathan Bickley '65 and Hal Hannon '65
Peter Imber '65 and Jonathan '70
Peter Sargent '65 and L. Manlius '70
Douglass Bergmann '65, David '70 and
David Dunfey '70 and Stephen '75
Michael O'Leary '70 and Richard '75
Guy Swenson '70 and John '75
Judith and Leslie Abbott, both '75
Victoria and Timothy Bell, both '75
Anne Mackay-Smith '75 and Helen '80
John Harrington '75 and Emily '80
Gretchen Huffsmith 75 and Melissa '85
Anne and Martin Stephan, both '80
James Gardner '80 and Jonathan '85
Andrew and Matthew Haack, both '85
Uncles and Nephews or Nieces
Gerry Turner '35 and Thomas '70
Alan Flynn '50 and Chris Chance '85
Fred C. Scribner III '55 and Curtis M., Jr. '85
Andrew Bailey '40, David '55 and
Stephen Rolfe '65
C. Millar Brace '60 and F. Scott 70
Hugh Dietz '60 and Thomas Turner 70
Brad Dorsey '65 and Dana Jones '80
Henry B. Eaton 70 and Brad White 75
Richard Welch 70 and Jonathan '80
Charles Atkinson '80 and Jeffrey Kelly '85
Reunioners and the Class of '90
Arthur Page '45 and grandson Scott Lauder
Lawrence G. Eliot '55 and son David S.T.
Charles G. Morgan '65 and niece Kristin K.
Thomas DiNanno '85 and sister Kathrvn
Jill Twomey '85 and brother Jason
A tribute to Eleanor Kimball Eames
By Benjamin Stone
When the subje< ( oi a memo-
rial servii mentioned
to Eleanor not so long ago,
she commented that she
thought it would be nice to have a tea
party and invite all her friends.
In the comments of her friends and
family, there is also a pervading - almost
overwhelming - feeling of joy and appre-
( lation for the privilege of knowing her,
of socializing and working with her. One
who was her friend for 60 years recalled
"her rich, productive and significant
life. . . Whenever I think of Eleanor, 1
remember the capacity for sheer fun
which lay beneath her great dignity as
My first association with the Eames
family came in 1928, when I entered
Hamilton College and found myself in
the same class and the same fraternity
with Morey Eames, the younger brother
of the soon-to-be Headmaster Edward
W. Eames. I had to wait until 1932 for
my first meeting with Eleanor - right
here on this campus. I was completely
charmed. And being an impressionable
young man of 22 years of age, I fell for
her - lock, stock and barrel. But then I
soon discovered that so did everyone
Old Guard master Macdonald Mur-
phy, who has a way with words that I
have long envied, wrote for the Archon
in 1975 an article on Ted's and Eleanor's
early days at the Academy: ". . . it was
the custom for the faculty to drop in at
the Mansion House kitchen after lights
out to discuss over a bowl of cereal
events of the day and projects for the
future . . . These casual meetings when
Ted and Eleanor sketched their dreams
of what the school should be - and in-
deed was to be - were most important in
developing a common purpose in the
faculty and a deep understanding of
what the Headmaster wanted done."
I suppose this vision began to take
shape while Ted and Eleanor were at
Deerfield Academy, following their mar-
riage in 1926. It became a joint commit-
ment, and by 1929 they were actually
searching through New England for a
First Lady Eleanor Eames from 1939
school where they could build their
dreams into a reality. They found it
right here, in 1920.
Eleanor was the ideal "team player,"
yet she always retained her own individ-
uality. She played a vital role in the
development of the school, but she al-
ways kept herself in the background.
She was a delightful hostess, but she
played a major role behind the scenes. In
the Milestone, from 1931 to 1959, you
will find for each year a write-up of the
fall and spring dances. Eleanor's name
was never mentioned, yet she ran every
one of those parties. Their son Ash
Eames points out that she even kept the
scorebook at the games of the Academy
baseball team, of which Ted was the
In Eleanor's ninth year at the Acade-
my, a beautiful photograph of her ap-
peared in the yearbook, and on the op-
posite page were these words: "To an
unofficial leader, whose guidance in so-
cial activities and whose graciousness to
our parents and guests inspire our affec-
tion and respect, we dedicate the Mile-
stone of 1939 ... to Mrs. Edward W.
Many people have spoken to me of
Eleanor's excellent taste - in clothing, in
furnishings for dormitory and other
school rooms, in colors for fabrics and
paint, in decorating for dances and for
Commencements, and above all, in the
great art of flower arranging. Simplicity
seems to have been one of her
guidelines. One of her good friends, in
speaking about Eleanor's taste, used the
phrase, "Less is more." No excess. No
clutter. Pieces of furniture well displayed
without being crowded together. A sin-
gle vase on a table, perhaps with only
one or two flowers, or one or two stalks
of grass. Simplicity. Elegance.
I think good taste was a natural gift for
Eleanor, rooted perhaps in her Vermont
upbringing, where she walked in the
beautiful woodlands with her family and
friends on Sunday afternoons; it was
perhaps nurtured by her experiences in
Boston, Cambridge, and the Deerfield
Valley; it was certainly influenced by
colonial and Georgian architecture, and
by countless gardens (I think London
was her favorite city because of the
houses and parks). But in the last analy-
sis, it was a God-given gift that enriched
the lives of many of us here today.
We all used to be aware that Ted was a
great stickler for details, but Eleanor
could be just as meticulous in her own
way - in the careful setting of a luncheon
table, in the manner in which she enter-
tained at tea, in the care she exercised in
sending hand-written invitations to all
the girls coming to the school dances.
Thirty-one years have passed since El-
eanor lived on this campus and through-
out the subsequent Wilkie years, the Ra-
gle years, and now the Bragdon years,
the Academy has continued to grow and
prosper. But standing behind Governor
Dummer Academy of 1990 -and essen-
tial to it - are the Eames' years. This day
we have come together to recognize, and
joyfully to give thanks for, the signifi-
cant and devoted contributions made by
Eleanor Kimball Eames to this school, to
her caring family, to an appreciative
community, and to all of us, her friends.
March 18, 1990
Mrs. Eleanor Kimball Eames, First Lady of Governor Dummer Academy from
1930 to 1959, while her husband Ted was headmaster, died February 26, 1990, at
her home in Newburyport. She was 89. Mrs. Eames was remembered by students,
faculty and trustees for her welcoming spirit and hospitality. She hosted reunion
gatherings for many years. Jack Ragle's history took note of her contributions:
"The wife of a boarding school headmaster has, beside her obligations in the
home, an active responsibility in her husband's work. From the outset, Eleanor
Eames has been an inexhaustible source of encouragement and help in her hus-
band's career." Born March 28, 1900, in Burlington, Vt., she had been secretary
to the librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University, before she married
Edward W. Eames of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1926. They moved to Governor Dummer
from Deerfield Academy in 1930 when he was appointed headmaster. An avid
gardener and decorator, Mrs. Eames served as a member and advisor to groups
such as the Newburyport Garden Club and the Anna Jaques Hospital Decorating
and Grounds Committee. During World War II, her commitee regularly placed
flowers on the bedside tables at the Chelsea Naval Hospital. She is survived by her
daughter Betty Hooper, of Marion, Mass., and son Ashley Eames '41 of Went-
worth, N.H., and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held in Mosely
Chapel on Sunday, March 18. The family asked that memorial donations be made
to the Edward W. Eames Scholarship Fund at Governor Dummer Academy.
Granville Cutler, class of 1929, died November 4, 1989, in Andover, Mass, after
a long illness.
Charles K. Webster, class of 1935, died suddenly on February 20, 1990, while
vacationing in Winter Haven, Fla. He and his wife were residents of Center
J. Windsor Frost, class of 1939, died March 21, 1990, at home in Weston, Mass.
He was 70. Born in Brookline, "Win" attended the University of Virginia, then
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and became an instrument flight
instructor. He retired in 1970 as manager of national accounts for The Stanley
Works in New Britain, Conn. He subsequently worked for Conventions & Exhi-
bitions, Inc., of New York, and as a director and consultant for Service Publica-
tions, Inc., in New York. He was past commander of Great Blue Hill Power
Squadron, and as a hobby, went about lecturing on the subject of safe boating. He
was a member of the GDA Alumni Executive Committee and a former class
agent. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters Leslie Beckley of Albuquerque,
N.M., Heath Frost of Oakland, Calif., Barbara Egan of Groton and Deborah
Frost of Watsonville, Calif; a sister, Barbara Buell of Chestnut Hill; five grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild. A memorial fund has been established by his
friend Jim Deupree '38 and others to endow the Alumni Bowls in Windsor's name.
(Gifts may be sent to the Alumni Office, c/o Windsor Frost Endowment.)
Frederick P. Jellison, class of 1941, a resident of Manahawkin, N.J., died
February 18, 1990, in Venice, Fla. He was 68. Born and reared in Newbury, Mr.
Jellison was on the faculty at Governor Dummer for the spring term of 1944,
before he went on active duty with the U.S. Navy. He attended Colby College
and graduated from Monmouth College in Illinois and from Bowdoin College. He
retired as an executive with the General Adjustment Bureau in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter Gretchen Saul of Emmaus, Penn.; a
son Peter of San Jose, Calif.; a sister Ruth Jellison of Goshen, N.Y.; two grand-
daughters and several cousins.
Oliver H.P. Baldwin, Jr., class of 1950, died on June 27, 1989, in Wayne,
Penn., after a long illness. He is survived by his mother and three children, Lisa,
Perry and Matthew.
Bill McClary, class of 1945, a resident of Orlando, Fla., died February 2, 1990,
after a lengthy illness. Mr. McClary was retired from Martin Marietta Aerospace,
and was active in the Culinary Federation of America. He leaves his wife, Joan, six
children, and 12 grandchildren.
Richard G. King, age 67, of Mount Vernon, N.H. died of a heart attack on
April 2, 1990. A distinguished teacher, administrator and researcher, Dick taught
at Governor Dummer in 1947 and 1948. During his career he served Harvard
University, the New England Board of Higher Education, the College Entrance
Examination Board, the University of Alabama, and the Museum of Science in
Boston. He served aboard a submarine in the South Pacific during WWII. He
leaves his wife, Susan, two sons, a sister and two grandchildren.
Gordon Hoyt '44 and Cynthia Grace
were married January 13, 1990. They are
living in New Canaan, Conn.
Bill Donnelly '59 and Joanne Carr
were married July 30, 1989 in
Popponessett, Mass., and are living in
John W. Tarbell, Jr. '62 and Anne
Southall Adler were married March 17,
1990, at the Episcopal Church of the
Heavenly Rest in New York City, where
they also live.
Geoff Gwynne '78 and Karen Newland
were married February 10, 1990, in Christ
Church, Denver, Colo., where he serves
as an assistant priest.
Eric Jones '81 and Helen Brennan were
married September 16, 1989, and are now
living in Exeter, N.H. Keller Laros '81 was
their best man.
Mark Whitney '81 and Mary Anne
Garrity were married June 10, 1989, in
Rye, N.Y. Rob Breed '81 was their best
Andrew Menyhart '85 and Lissa
Pyfrom were married January 6, 1990, in
St. Anne's Church in Nassau, The
Bahamas. Brother Mike Menyhart '81
was best man, and brother Greg
Menyhart '83 and Anthony Fusco '85
were ushers. The couple is now living in
Suzie and Peter Dorsey '69 are parents
of a son, George Mead Dorsey, born
January 13, 1990. He weighed 7 lbs., 13
Joy and Michael Mulligan '71 of Ojai,
Calif, both former faculty, are parents of
a daughter Annie Sawyer, who was born
on January 21, 1990. She weighed b lbs., 5
Julie and Alex Andrews '74,
Willoughby, Ohio, are parents ot a
second child. Daughter Ariel Stillman
was born February 16, 1990.
Lynne Durland Sousa '80 and Robert
Sousa are parents of son, Christopher
Robert, born December 26, 1989.
The GDA family continues to grow
Front row, from left - Mike Aron '91, Nick LaPierre '92, Jason Uttam '91, Artie Zweil '90, Zane Craft '93,
Andrew Vermeersch '93, Jody Dann '93, Jennifer Saunders '93, Heather Smith '93, Kori Winter '91, Cathy
Burgess '91, Christina Morss '92, Jodi Packard '90, Nick Dunham '91; Row 2 - John Lipchitz '91, Pen Chapin
'92, Barry Hugo '92, Jeffrey Hugo '93, Cara Fineman '92, Dara Shain '92, Ian Jones '90, Margo Doyle '90,
Catherine Tuthill '91, Fmily Pearl '90, Andy Mack '91, Katie Mack '93, Betsy Smith '91, Jen Jasse '91, Stratton
Newhert '91; Row 3 -Jeremy Lyons '93, Josh Pike '93, Nikki Fardy '90, Steve Aron '92, Scott Miller '91, David
The Archon of years past ran annual
photographs of legacies -and of brothers
currently attending Governor Dummer
Academy. That, of course, was before it
In School Year 1989-90, almost 25 percent of
the students are related to alumni or to other
students- or both. They are, by alphabet:
Michael T. Aron '91
Stephen J. Aron '92
Brienne L. Bourn '91
Bryant Briggs '92
Catherine D. Burgess '91
Kevin P. Burke '90
MichaelS. Burke '91
Pentland R. Chapin '92
Stephen J. Aron '92, brother;
Howard J. Zuker '57, stepfather
Michael T. Aron '91, brother;
Howard J. Zuker '57, stepfather
C. Anthony Bourn '58, father
Arthur Rolfe '40 and Stephen Rolf
Jordan J. Burgess, Jr. '88, brother
Michael S. Burke '91, brother
Kevin P. Burke '90, brother
A. Macdonald Murphy FP, step-
Eliot '90, Hoyt Morgan '92, Peter Eliot '92, Sarah Karp '93, Bethany Stewart '91, Brienne Bourn '92, Mike
Burke '91, Easton Craft '91; Row 4 - Pat Plante '90, Amy Shafmaster '90, Danielle Kealler '90, Scott Lauder '90,
Matt Remis '92, John Clifford '91, Dan Dalessio '91, Glen Monnelly '92, Grace Jeanes '92, Amity Jeanes '93,
Brooke Whiting '92, Erin Elwell '92, Bryant Briggs '92, Graeme Jones '91; Row 5 - Anne Rogers '92, Deirdre
Heersink '92, Jeff Panall '91, Jill Hindle '93, Rob Kealler '93, John Tartarian '93, Regan Jones '91, Merrideth
Kalil '91, Mike Kalil '90, Jason Twomey '90 and Kathryn DiNanno '90.
John J. Clifford '91
Sean F. Colgate '92
Alexander C. Craft '93
Easton A. Craft '91
Daniel R. Dalessio '91
Jody L. Dan '93
Shannon Davenport '90
Candice A. Denby '92
Katie Clifford '88, sister
Pat Colgate '88, brother
Andrew Costello '69, uncle; John
H. Costello III '89, brother;
Nicholas LaPierre '92, cousin
Easton A. Craft '91, brother
Alexander C. Craft '93, brother
Christina M. Dalessio '88, sister
Russell Bolles '67, uncle
Joshua C. Davenport '88, brother
William H. McKenna '44, step-
grandfather; Kevin 73 and
Kathryn DiNanno '90
Margo L. Doyle '90
Nicholas T. Dunham '91
Grant Edmonds '92
David ST. Eliot '90
Peter L.T. Eliot '92
Erin R. Elwell '92
Brian '74, uncles
Joseph R. '84, Thomas G. '85,
Deana Giametti '88, cousin
Kate Bolton '89, cousin
Reginald Edmonds '88, brother
Lawrence G. Eliot '55, father;
Peter L.T. '92, brother
Lawrence G. '55, father; David
ST. '90, brother
John C. Elwell '60, father
continued on page 3°
Old Guard Alumni
Let us hope that Si i its and S< otland
withstand the assault of progress!" And finally
ba< l< !<> Ipswic I), Mass.
Takanao Kuki, i .< i a faithful follower "I ( iov
cin.. i Dummer affairs, puis first things first at his
home in Tokyo: "I eat well and sleep adequately,"
he says, "even though my legs arc losing strength
.nul I , .inn. .1 u .ilk far 01 last."
Jerry May now has nine grandchildren, a tenth
in prospect, and clearly is entering the sweepstakes
which so far has been dominated by John P. H.
Chandler '29, who leads with 19 grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren. Whoever wins, this
bodes well for future enrollments at Governor
Jack Calderwood is quitting Florida after seve-
ral yars of retirement in Bradenton and planning
to move to New Hampshire.
Also on the move is Russ Hamilton, who
writes: "Sometime this year, Marge and I will be
moving, most probably in the fall. When we do,
you and Governor Dummer will be the first to
know." Marge and Russ wintered again with the
family in San Bernardino, Calif., and returned to
New Jersey in April.
Warren Lane is also on the move but in anoth-
er mode in Washington, N.C. "At 82, he says, "I
still play 18 holes of golf three times a week - and
walk it." Warren probably takes first prize in our
With sadness, we report that Larry (Soot) Saw-
yer's long illness has finally taken him to a nursing
Bill Bottger continues to run his business, the
W.C. Bottger Co. in Roanoke, Va., in preference
to retirement - but at this season of the year it's
quite possible for him to slip away to his place on
Chesapeake Bay for boating and fishing.
After 10 years of retirement in Santa Fe, Ruth
and Marshall Clinard have left the mountains
and moved to the seas in Santa Barbara, Calif.,
and Marshall has completed his twelfth book,
which was published by Praeger in May under the
title Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power. It
deals with unethical behavior in Fortune 500 com-
panies. The move to California also finds Marshall
active again in Stanford University affairs; he took
his B.A. and M.A. there.
Dick (Hoot) Crosby lives! "Doing fine. Alive
and kicking. In fairly good health," he reports from
his Cape Cod cottage in Brewster, Mass.
Jim McClellan reports another "splendid trip
to Scotland, revisiting favorite sites and far corners
of this beautiful land of mountains, lochs, kelpies
and glens. Then over to the Orkneys, bejeweled
with stone circles, tombs, Viking ruins and magnif-
icent, sheer 1,100-foot sea cliffs. Found a B&.B ev-
ery night where one is treated like a family mem-
Sen. John P. H. Chandler has been appoint-
ed to the board of directors of the New Hampshire
Disabilities council and elected to board of the
New Hampshire Kidney Foundation.
Rod Gearhart spent a good part of the winter
in a music appreciation course in Florida, then
paid his annual visit to the Master golf tournament
in Augusta, Ga., en route to New Hampshire for
The California Senior Citizens of December,
1989, carried a heart-warming article on the open-
ing for the holidays of La Casa Nueva, the Temple
family mansion in Temple City, Calif., with a
photo of our Wally Temple sitting beside a
stained glass window in the home where he was
raised. The mansion was built in 1919-23 by Wal-
ly's father and is now owned by the city as a
historic-cultural landmark. While the house, made
of fired adobe with walls four to five feet thick, has
survived earthquakes, it did not survive the depres-
sion of the '30s, when it was lost to the Temple
family. Wally and his wife Nellie live nearby in La
Puente, retired after a career with Douglas Air-
craft. A devoted husband, Wally helps wife Nellie
who is confined to a wheelchair.
s - / - 1 - Howard ]. Navins, Secretary
Fred McVeigh writes, "No news is good news.
We are reveling in the life of our first grandchild, a
cute little girl. No significant travel plans. We're in
Calif, in November."
Joseph Langmaid is just taking it easy living in
Boothbay, Maine, May 1 to November 1. Living in
Maui, Hawaii, December 1 to May 1. He spent
November in Vail, Colo.
John (Jack) Cunningham served 12 years as a
member of the Augusta City Council the last four
and half months as Mayor. "The Council named a
playground after me, The John Gack) Cunningham
Ward Fearnside writes, "Buster, you offered
'plenty of space' for 'philosophies.' Well, the pros-
pect for international war is declining. The rising
problems are human hatreds, ignorance, pollution
of land, water and air, resource exhaustion and
overpopulation. Question: in the 21st century will
humankind cooperatively seek solutions for the
planet's real problems, or will the pressures of our
plundered earth drive beleagured humans to new
national aggressions? Some of both is my guess."
Frank Kitchell, Secretary
Charles Webster's wife has written that he
died very suddenly on Feb. 22, 1990, at Winter
Haven Hospital in Florida. They had been vaca-
tioning for six months. "Governor Dummer Aca-
demy meant a great deal to him, I know," she-
Harold Audet, Secretary
Most of our class have had a number of jobs
since WWII. However, Tom Johnson and Dick
Merrill have been with the same companies for
years. On March 1, 1990, Tom retired from Ster-
ling Drug after 4} years as a patent agent. A
month later, Dick retired after 43 years with the
Eugene Ayres lives in Falmouth, Maine, and is
doing volunteer work with the elderly. He is plan-
ning a trip to Austria, Switzerland and Germany
for the summer.
Henry Faurot and Jack Bell are neighbors in
Vero Beach, Fla. Last summer Hank went to the
British Open Golf Tournament, and also visited
Vienna, Austria. As yet he has no firm plans for
Charles Henrich still lives in Huntington,
N.Y., and conducts a consulting engineering firm
from his home. Since our reunion two years ago,
Mike Lawler has taken a job teaching swimming
and running the pool at the Jockey Club in Miami.
Hank Cleveland covers three counties in Maine
as part of the State Employee Assistance Program.
He finds the work exciting, rewarding, and at times
frustrating. In addition to substance abuse, he-
deals with the physical and emotional problems of
state employees in his area.
Ralph Bean's son, Dan, was killed in an auto-
mobile accident on Feb. 15, 1990, in the Colorado
Rockies. Married, his wife survived the crash. He
was a coach of the U.S. Ski Team. Two services
were held, one in Colorado, the other in Water-
ville, N.H. Our prayers are with you, Ralph and
*-' ■* Don Stockwell, Secretary
The Class of '39 is saddened to learn of the
passing of Eleanor Eames, who was very much a
part of our life at Governor Dummer. What a
charming and gracious lady she was. We can see
her now sitting in the dining hall expressing keen
interest in those of us who had the opportunity to
sit with her at mealtime. She was like a parent who
was genuinely concerned with our life at school
and we know she was a comfort to many who had
a touch of homesickness the first few weeks of the
school year. She will always be remembered as a
truly 'first lady.' Our sympathies go to her family.
Although I had hoped more of you would re-
spond to my plea for news about your doings I
nevertheless appreciate hearing from the following
classmates. Remember, I would like to hear from
each of you at least once a year.
Dave Ellbogen spent eight days in London late
last year and had a great time attending three stage
shows, visiting Parliament, and meeting ambassa-
dors to Luxemborg, Poland, South Africa and the
Home Secretary. He, being a dedicated Rotarian,
made up a weekly meeting in London. Knowing
what a time he had driving from Boston to Byfield
last summer to attend our reunion we hope he
didn't try his luck in London.
Thayer Richardson tells us how much he en-
joyed our 50th but missed some of his dorm mates.
He is presently living the good life in Florida and
keeps busy sailing and enjoying his woodworking
hobby. He joins us in exclaiming what a change in
the campus from 50 years ago.
Spence Brewster advises his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Lothrop Withington, passed away in January
at the age of 94. She had many members of her
family attend Governor Dummer and we know she
will be missed by all.
It never ceases to amaze me of the doings of
John Klotz. He's just got to be one of those
rarities that gets better with age. He goes to his
condo in Florida every month for a few days and
has recently returned from California where, from
the places he visited, he must have made the tennis
circuit. In addition to his travels he manages to
check on his real estate responsibilities three days a
week. I wish you could see some of his notes. They
would leave you breathless.
John Lyman, who took early retirement in
1982, got itchy and went back to work last year for
the Franconia Insurance and Real Estate Agency
in Franconia, N.H. If you don't keep busy at this
time of year in Franconia about the only exercise
you have is counting the snowflakes and watching
the temperature drop.
George Simson's letters are classics. Having
been in his company for a few hours at our 50th, I
can vouch for his lifestyle and his letters parallel
my experiences with him last June. He has been
getting in some golf in Florida and doubtless in his
hometown of Hilton Head, S.C. Fortunately his
home escaped the hurricane, Hugo, but we gather
there was plenty of cleaning up to do. Incidentally,
he was in Aberdeen, Scotland, when the storm hit.
Tom Parker, who resides in Sarasota in the
winter, took a year's sabbatical from the Royal
Ancient Game due to a muscular problem is feel-
ing much better and is back on the links with his
faithful caddy, Advil!
Art Rolfe is another classmate who is enjoying
retirement. He rents a place in North Conway,
N.H., and has been doing a lot of skiing this past
winter. He, too, had a great time at the reunion
and enjoyed seeing his old buddies.
As for your secretary, I have survived another
Vermont winter. Retirement can be a wonderful
time of life - if you keep busy. My interests contin-
ue to be varied from being a director of an S & L
(one of the good guys), manager of a professional
building, Shriner and member of a Shrine Oriental
Band, director of the local Rotary Club, work a
weekly bingo game, director of the county Ameri-
can Heart Association and cemetery treasurer. I fill
my idle moments running the vacuum cleaner and
mopping floors. Incidentally, I work cheap!
Leigh Clark, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17, 1990
Andrew Bailey is still practicing law but still
finds time for some nice trips. Last year he spent
two weeks in Sicily. Good tennis but bad golf.
Leigh Clark writes, "Phyllis and I are just back
from a pleasant week at Cerroma Beach, Puerto
Rico. Strong wills recalled 'swing easy when it's
Jim Dodge and wife, Mary, joined their daugh-
ter Barbara at Los Hadas, Manzanello, Mexico. He
is working on a new book How to Make the Fourth
Bob Goodspeed has retired from A. C. Law-
rence Leather Co., after 42 years, and now has his
own leather business, Lawrence Shearlings of
America. His imported leather is sold to customers
in U.S.A., Canada and Korea. Good luck Bob. He
has plenty of pictures in his wallet - 8 grandsons
and 3 granddaughters.
Bob Lyle - some of you might not know that
after his wife died, he married Ferris Keen in Octo-
ber, 1988. Their new address is 508 Devil's Lane,
Naples, FL 33940. People-to-People Golf Trip took
them to Singapore, New Delkhi, Bombay and
Ted Munro and wife, Mary, just back from a
month in Florida. They plan to bring their clubs to
the 50th and are looking for fish.
Ed Riley moved to Pompano Beach, FL after 32
years with the City of Boston Law Department. He
is now active in local politics and is on the Board
of Directors of the Pompano Beach Civic Associa-
Ed Sheffield is still working. Has given up
some of his controller's duties but took on the job
of Project Manager for the addition of 32 apart-
ments at Cathedral Village. Looking forward to
George Stobie retired for the 2nd time from
Maine Publicity Bureau. First retirement was from
Hotel Business (Bermuda, Nassau, etc.). His inter-
ests are oil painting, fishing, photography. George,
what's the matter - no golf?
Ben Wright continues as our World Famous
skating official. Chairman, Figure Skating Com-
mittee, International Skating Union Leningrad,
Halifax, New Zealand, Switzerland, etc. We hope
he can fit the 50th into his busy schedule.
Bob Little writes, "My wife, Jeanne, and I are
still very active, I work for Ferry Morse Seed Co.
and Jeanne is Executive Director, Yolo County
American Red Cross here in Woodland, Calif. We
send our best for a very terrific Reunion!"
Dave Goodhart '41 at the opening of
the White Mountain Painters exhib-
it. He was one of the persons to
whom collector/classmate Sam Rob'
bins '41 dedicated the show.
* *- Richard Wyman, Secretary
Ployer (Pete) Hill is living in Miami, Fla., and
hopes to be in Byfield for his 50th Reunion in '91.
Ted Stitt, Secretary
Thanks to all of you who responded to my re-
cent letter and plea for some news.
Bud Connolly has retired from the State Street
Bank in Boston as of March 1. He plans to concen-
trate on lowering his golf handicap, increasing his
bridge master points, and spending some more
time with his three grandchildren.
Bob Pickett has retired as president of his
Stu Pomery is retiring June 15 and plans to go
to Germany this summer. He spends a lot of time
photographing - has "a constant run of exhibits" -
and has two grandchildren.
Dave Jarvis is still running his hot dog stand -
The Chart Room on Cape Cod. He writes that
"the boom on the Cape seems to be over."
Bud Wellman keeps busy in real estate devel-
opment - having sold his business in 1985 and
"couldn't retire." He is "in good health and happi-
Bill Hill is still sailing and spends his summer
in Popham Beach, Maine. He continues to live in
Connecticut (Naugatuck) and seems to be enjoying
■ r Ben Pearson, Secretary
John "Pailey?" Whitney says he "sure en-
joyed our class act last June - seeing that lovely
artist wife of yours, Ben. Saw Jimmy Eaton last
week at the boat show - we were both wearing the
same type hats."
Gordon Hoyt married Cynthia Grace on Jan-
uary 13, and continues as CEO of Hermitage
Group with no present plans, or desire, to retire.
However, ample time remains for golf and travel.
"Nick" Martin is enjoying his business, Mart-
co, which, with the help of two sons, has become
the #2 distributor of closed circuit TV equipment
in the U.S. My love of tennis (play three or four
times a week) has led to state ranking in doubles
for last 10 years."
Steve Kauffman is still living in Moraga, Cal-
if., "but commuting by air every week to Irvine,
south of Los Angeles, where I work for Fluor-Dan-
iel. Grandson Brian is in Herdon, Va. He's just 18
Charlie and Jane Ward have retired and have
bought a winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. "We
still call Wallingford, Pa. our home, but of course
spend the summer in Wellfleet, Mass. We are en-
joying golf, tennis, travel, and most of all, our six
George Pollin says, "Can't tell you what a
great job you are doing. I am still employed here in
Washington area. Way too busy for our age, but
enjoying the challenge. Three children, five grand-
kids - more to come."
Ed Tarbell writes, "To those who attended our
45th - it was great! Hope many more will attend
Wally Bolton is retired, but remains on An-
dover Board of Appeals and as director-trustee of
The Lawrence Savings Bank. Three grandchildren.
Off to Florida.
Nathaniel Dummer retired in July, 1987 from
General Electric, Aircraft Engine Division in Lynn
after 40 years. He is a 30-year member of the Row-
ley Zoning Board of Appeals. Wife, Millie, retired
from Rowley School System in September, 19SS.
"We both volunteer in the 'Meals-on-Wheels' pro-
Dick Cousins, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
To record the death of Bill McClary is an act
of sorrow and regret. His wife, Joan, has written a
tow hi ei Bill died 1
illni eai Hi had plann me to
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m< nJ the |une reun-
I last Augui i from the World
M hi | 1 1. ,in 18 years as its
ral, during whic li tune he
has lived in Switzerland. Visits to Byfield have
been few and fai between. It will be
hi welcome back our most far-flung class-
Ed Hubbard retired last June after 21 years at
Nichol l i illege, Dudley, Mass. Ed was professor of
Environmental Science, chairman of the Depart-
of Environmental Science, and chairman of
the Division of Liberal Studies. To our distin-
guished member of the academe, congratulations.
Bob Scribner writes, "After nearly 36 years
here in Andover, Mass., working with the Andov-
er Insurance Company, we are planning and
looking forward to retirement in 1991. We will
move to our home in Kennebunkport, Maine, to
be near the toys of retirement - garden, boat, golf
course, three children and four grandchildren."
Sounds good, Scrib.
Polly Sikes has written to say that she and
Shep will be unable to attend the reunion because
of his illness. "Please send his findest regards to all -
we will certainly be with you in spirit - as he has
always loved Governor Dummer." Thank you,
Polly, for your letter. All good wishes to you and
Shep from us all.
Lou Hamper went back to law school after
retirement ("I wasnt' very good at retirement.") He
just took the Michigan Bar last week - "if not the
best, I was the oldest examinee."
Paul Withington is still doing the "same old
thing" (Manufacturing Representative in the
Home Furnishings Industry). "Have same wife
(Dru) for 42 years. She's out of warranty . . . can't
get parts but I'm going to keep her anyway."
• *-' George Duffy, Secretary
The fine lads of '46 responded in excellent fash-
ion to my recent appeal for news, updates and the
like. Sincere thanks to those I've heard from. To
the "Silent Majority," please let me hear from you
soon. Your messages will be relayed to classmates
and other interested parties in the next issue of Trie
Here's what's happening with some members of
Bob Chamberlain, 6 Court of Stone Creek,
Northbrook, IL 60062. Bob has been a Northwest-
ern Mutual agent (and a good one!) for 32 years.
He says he's "semi-active" now. Children (four)
neatly spaced from 32 to 26 in age, and six grand-
chilren. Bob reports that he had a stroke in 1980
but says that there have been "no residuals." Every
March is spent in Florida (good thinking!) and he
sees "no reason to stop working all together."
Dave Flavin, 61 Juniper Road, New Canaan,
CT 06840. Married with three children and two
grandchildren, Dave commutes to NYC for his job
with Kidder Peabody. He echoes your Secretary's
feelings - along with several others - that "we were
very lucky to go to Governor Dummer." Dave
promises to contribute once again to the GDA
Annual Fund. I hope we'll have a record turnout
in that regard this year.
Paul Gaudin, P.( >. Box 6722, Hilton Head
I I tnd, ■' • • i Paul and wife Rita have retired
to I lilt' iii Head and live just oil the 1 1th green i if
the Bear < reel Golf < ourse. I he love of i iutheast
and "alter 56 scars of corporate life, it's nice to do
what our warn- to do when one wants to do it."
1 lave fun, Paul.
Alden "Skip" Gurney, 8 Sabal Drive, Punta
( mi i la, FL 53950. Another Sunbelt retiree, "Skip"
retired from Vikem Industries of Newburyport in
1986. He is currently living the good life on Flot
ida's West Coast.
Bob Hadley, 28367 Simmons Road, Perrys-
burg, OH 43551. Reverend Bob enjoys his new
assignment in Ohio as the first minister of a new
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation. He describes
it as "exciting, challenging, inspiring (and some-
times tiring for an oldie)." Bob closes by saying, "1
really miss good old friends at GDA!" I'll second
Brewster Hemenway, 229 Beard Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14214. My junior year roommate (and
visitor to Maine a few years back) reports that he
and Liz have "one grandpup and more enroute."
When heard from he had just returned from skiing
at Vail and was about to set out in April to Paris
and Barcelona (their first post during his State
Department career). Back home in Buffalo, Brew is
on the Boards of the International Institute, the
Landmark Society of Western N.Y. and the Buffa-
lo Council on World Affairs. He "loves retire-
Warren Hill, 530 West Chickadee Lane,
Green Bay, WI 54313. Warren plans to retire from
the boating world in April to start a new company
with an interesting title: Ecological Shelter Sys-
tems. He's been president and general manager of
Viking Boat, VP sales and group VP of Chris Craft
and VP International and VP manufacturing of
Cruisers, Inc. He and wife Ginger have a son living
in Pompano Beach, Fla., and a daughter who'll be
married in Gainesville this June. Ever the eternal
"jock," Warren reports that he still plays tennis,
pick-up baseball, fishes, skis and goes boating - but
"no lacrosse, football or soccer." He and Ginger
will be "moving South" next fall to parts and
places not revealed.
Ed Maxson, 217 Ennerdale Drive, Pittsburgh,
PA 15237. Ed has retired after 38 years with Alcoa
in a variety of positions and several locations. Four
of his five children are into careers and the young-
est finishing second year of law school. He and
Nancy are enjoying themselves and Ed is playing
more tennis, volunteering and doing some consult-
ing work. As for a visit to GDA, he says that "in
1991 we may just do it!" I hope so, Ed. It's been
much too long and time's a'flyin.
Doug Miller, 45 Elm Street, Byfield, MA
01922. Doug continues to be an outstanding mem-
ber of the GDA faculty, and his become VP of
Arthur Sager Associates (now there's a familiar
name!), joining another venerable figure from our
past, "Buster" Navins '31. Doug is selling and set-
ting up Sager Effective Speaking Seminars in the
New England region as well as teaching the course.
Doug says that inquiries are welcome and asks that
I put in a plug for the Annual Fund. Consider it
George Peabody, 36 Upland Road, Brookline,
MA 02146. George owns his own insurance agen-
cy, Wiswall & Kellogg in Wellesley, and says "I
have no intention of retiring. I enjoy what I'm
doing and it keeps me in touch with my friends."
He sends best regards to his old friends at GDA.
Hope to see you at our 45th, George.
Bill Silver, 6949 Sunrise Drive, Coral Gables,
I I il35. A last minute note from Floridian Bill,
who write that grandchild #3 just arrived in Mi-
ami, where his middle son - a law les. Bill's
oldest son, the father of the other grandchildren,
produces television shows and motion pictures
("Wonder Years" and "Sex, Lies and Videotape"
in Los Angeles). I he youngest son is working on
his Ph.D. in bio-chemistry at Harvard. As for Bill,
he's "still straightening teeth."
Lyndy Watkins, 1943 Highway 16, Kcmah,
TX 77565. Lyndy and his wife, Marilyn, have sim-
plified their lives by selling their retail sailboat
business, which Marilyn managed for 25 years.
However, they will continue their wholesale busi-
ness, primarily representing Boston Whaler in the
Southwest. Lyndy reports having talked with Mi-
guel Ortega a few weeks ago. Viejo amigo Miguel
and his family are well but the good senor was not
happy about the U.S. intervention in Panama.
Bob Waugh, 45 Brookview Ave., Delmar, NY
12054. Thanks, Bob, for your nice note - together
with the post card. It was great to hear from you
again, and I share your hope that we'll be together
in 1991 at our 45th. Bob is still active in marketing
products to the pulp and paper industry. He and
Debby will be leaving Delmar, their home for over
28 years, this spring. Their Cape Cod summer
residence in Harwich Port will become their per-
manent home. The Waughs have four offspring
and 10 grandchildren with more on the way.
That about winds up the news I've received as
my deadline approaches. As for the Duffys in
Maine, we're - like most of you - anxiously awaiting
spring. We're glad that 1989 is behind us - a new-
left hip and left knee - considerably aided by Val's
compassion and care. Hope to be rowing soon and
may try some tennis doubles this summer. Daugh-
ter Elizabeth (Lila) works with us at our Camden-
based advertising agency where, together, we bat-
tle the vagaries of the advertising world. Lila, by
the way, had a small role in Stephen King's "Pet
Sematary" and is also a part-time DJ on the local
radio station. Son Jonathan is taking the marital
plunge in June, and my wife of some 37 years
continues to enrich my life. I'm a very fortunate
Best wishes to all, and I do hope to hear from
more of you in the very near future.
Sam Givynne '47
Dan Hall, Secretary
James Knott writes, "Betty and I moved to
Whitinsville in 1987 after 30 years in Wellesley. We
moved to be closer to a new business we started in
1979. Two of our sons live in the same town and
work in the business.
Sam Gwynne is marketing director for the
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC)
with responsibility for marketing conference tour-
naments for the 287 member schools. Sam com-
mutes daily from his Falmouth home to ECAC
headquarters in Centerville, Mass. On the front
burner is Sam's role in organizing a major intercol-
legiate baseball tournament for ECAC schools.
Annual Fund chairman Tim Greene
Dave Yesair '50
Dan Emerson, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
MEMORIES . . . Pete Smith: My father's deliv-
ery driver asking a master where he could find
Peter Brooke Smith because he had a load of fire-
works for me . . . Pete Steinwedell: Returning to
the Academy after Graduation, when school was
in session, and asking Buster Navins how he
learned what we students were doing on the corri-
dor. Buster had me sit at his desk. Sitting quietly,
every sound, every word could clearly be heard.
Discipline was not a problem on Buster's corridor.
I finally had learned why. He knew what we stu-
dents did . . .
Steve Maddox is alive and well. He has a
Christmas tree farm in Lyme Center, N.H.
Souther Barnes is living in Plympton, Mass.,
and is keeping busy with his business, Fix-It South-
er's, in Norwell, Mass. He and his shop were fea-
tured in an article in The Sunday Enterprise in
Dave Yesair visited classmate, Willy Nord-
wind in Kalamazoo, Mich., this past December
"and had a great time. In subsequent trips to Kala-
mazoo, I visited with Peter Statler and John
Canepa, Class of '49. I spoke with Henry Brock-
elman '50 at his store, Brockelman Market in
Natick, and hopefully convinced him to join us at
our 40th reunion on June 16."
Alan Flynn's son, Alan III, graduated from
Emory University in '89. Daughter Sarah will grad-
uate from Wesleyan in June '90. "The final tuition
payment has been made."
Bob Comey is looking forward to the reunion.
He is still employed but heading South soon for a
week to check out possible retirement homes. Bob
had a nice visit with Dan Emerson at 35th Wil-
liams Reunion last year.
Peter Steinwedell's winter has been filled with
travel, but the best trip he looks forward to is to
South Byfield in June. "I hope Kathy and I will see
the largest class reunion turnout of a reunion
Dick McCoy retired in '86 to Cape Cod after
30 years with Eastman Kodak Co. "My wife, Judy
and I enjoy gardening, fishing, boating, golfing and
I have a job. Plan to go to Alaska this summer."
Elliott Williams has been married to his wife
Mary for 34 years and has four sons. He is Dean of
Students at Cheshire Academy and has been there
for the past 12 years.
William Fletcher spent the week of Feb. 12 in
Steamboat Springs, Colo., attending the wedding
of his son Andrew. "I spent the week skiing which
I have not done since my graduation from Middle-
bury 35 years ago. It was great to ski again."
Erank Huntress, Secretary
Howard Quimby writes, "I am coming to Re-
union 1992 and all you guys had better show up!
What ever happened to that painting Guy Todor
took from me 'on loan' 30 years ago!"
Dave Powers writes he and Runie are thor-
oughly enjoying Golden, Colo., where they have
been living for over a year. Dave is the VP for
institutional advancement at the Colorado School
of Mines. He says, "You can't beat the fly fishing,
riding and open skies. We'll stay in the West."
— ' ~-* Bill Plumer, Secretary
Charlie Palmer writes that he has been with
Advest for 30 years. He bought a home in Middle-
bury, Vt. and his wife and both daughters live
there. "All is super with me."
Jonathan Clifford wrote, "After 25 years in
New York City, I have decided to relocate to Palm
Beach and an easier life, I hope."
George Cowles writes, "My youngest daughter
graduates from Brown in May; my oldest at 27 has
decided she wants to be an architect and has just
started a 3Vz year program at Harvard Graduate
School of Design. Middle daughter is on ski patrol
in CO after graduating from Wesleyan. I am still a
Senior Vice President at Bankers Trust Co."
Philip Smith is a Senior Vice President, Direc-
tor of Government Relations, Prudential Bache
Securities, and a proud parent of Jennifer - a teach-
er in Montana, Fran - a program engineer in Bos-
ton, and youngest Taylor - a loan officer at the
First Union Bank in Charlotte, N.C.
James Parkes is presently living in New York
City and is an orthopedic surgeon and is Associate
Clinical Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at Co-
lumbia University. This year he begins his 17th
year as team doctor for the New York Mets base-
ball team. "My dear wife, Margaret and I have two
daughters, Susan and Jacqueline, both are living in
Joe Hill is the only stock broker in captivity
with the same firm for 30 years. He is working with
Opera and Girl Scouts in Philadelphia. His oldest
son fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), middle son is a
junior at Penn State and his daughter is in 11th
grade. He is celebrating 25 years with his first wife,
David Abramson has 4 daughters, one has
been in Nicaragua for 5 years and is now working
for the U.N. in Managua. The second is involved
in environmental focus and is living in San Fran-
cisco. The third is a freshman at Northwestern and
the fourth is at Georgetown Day School - "no
shots but great defense in basketball."
Donald Tracy is semi-retired at 50 after selling
a company he started 10 years ago. He is now
enjoying part-time sales representing two manufac-
turers. "Linda and I are still raising kids. My oldest
of 6 having her own family - my youngest in the
Michael Smith, Secretary-
Dave Ellis, president of Lafayette College, has
been named the new president and director of the
Museum of Science in Boston. He is the ninth
person to fill this position, and will assume office in
August. Prior to his tenure at Lafayette, Dave held
several teaching and administrative postions at the
University of New Hampshire.
Peter Gould is an investment manager in
Houston, Tex., where he, his wife, Joyce, and chil-
dren have lived for the past 20 years. Joyce is an
accomplished sculptor having displayed her work
Jim Morton in Adamsville, R.I., has owned
and operated a family ice cream business for many
years, a business he recently sold. Jim is involved
in local politics, conservation issues. He sees Gar-
diner White often. (Gardiner sees Demi Read
'58 often.) Jim is no longer 6'3", 127 pounds; now
6'3", 190 pounds and a beard.
Jerry Vaughan in Dallas is national produc-
tion manager for Tropicana Energy Company, a
petroleum business owned by Skip Pescosolido
'55. Arkv and his wife, Sandra, have three sons.
Philip Angell, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
Father Barsanuphius, or Malcolm Graham,
continues his monastic duties at the Holy Trans-
figuration Monastery at 278 Warren St., Brook-
Movies in the making
Zack Norman at left (a.k.a. Howard Zuker '57) in Cadillac Man; actor
Robin Williams is at right.
Zack Norman, a.k.a. Howard
Zuker '57, is co-starring with Ro-
bin Williams in the Orion fea-
ture Cadillac Man, to be released
Zack, as he is known in Hollywood,
has been working in the entertainment
field for 30 years, admittedly supporting
his passion for the movies with real es-
tate ventures. "I'm an actor trapped in
the body of a man who likes to live
well," he says. He has also produced,
presented or financed at least 20 feature
films, including the 1974 Academy
Award-winning documentary of the
Vietnam-era, Hearts and Minds.
His avocation, however, may be catch-
ing up with the real estate business at
Howard has had starring roles in two
Henry Jaglom films - Tracks with Dennis
Hopper and Sitting Ducks, as well as a
pivotal part in Romancing the Stone, in
which he played Danny DeVito's musta-
chioed, crocodile-crazed sidekick, evil
cousin Ira. He was also Elizabeth Mac-
Govern's zany manager in Ragtime.
Hot on the heels of Cadillac Man is a
feature film Rich Boys, due for release at
the end of 1990. He co-stars with Allen
Garfield, with whom he co-starred in the
also-to-be-released Chief Zabu. The two
are small-time New York realtors with
big-time dreams of land development on
a Polynesian island. Chief Zabu was also
his directing debut; it was written by his
Zack/Howard is stepfather to Nancy's
two sons - GDA students Mike Aron '91
and Steve Aron '92.
line, Mass. Bill Spence recently spoke with Father
B. and notes that he would he pleased to see class-
mates for hrief visits.
Charley Volpone, retired from the golf pro
business, is in his eighth year with Capital Analyst
in Concord, Mass.
Dan Bretter has retired as a salesman for IBM
and now runs stress management workshops in
New Haven, Conn, and Wall Street, in New York
City. He is also a massage therapist.
Nine of our class along with Buster Navins at-
tended a pre-reunion, planning dinner in Boston
last Aug. 9. Classmates wrote their own notes to
you, as follows:
Bill Ardiff - winters in Naples, Fla. - great to
see turn out at Locke Obers - (the dinner for our
Fred Scribner - photography, still chasing the
ultimate photograph, something like the surfers
looking for the endless wave. It's the getting there
that's the fun. As a classmate of mine wrote from a
previous reunion, if you don't know where you're
going, almost any road will get you there. Hope to
see you all at the 35th.
Bill Spence - alive and well developing land
and building homes in southeastern Massachu-
setts. He is starting a new venture on the West
Coast. His children are great and a continuous joy
to him. "Life could not be better." Sailing and
running speedboats and Narragansett Bay for rec-
reation - "after three marriages I'm still looking" -
hoping to help make the 35th a real memorable
Dave Brainerd - after 30 years of accounting
and banking and with three grown children, I am
now working for New York Life. Thoroughly en-
joy the challenge and independence. Look forward
to seeing everyone at the 35th!
Dan Leary - doctor in Newburyport. Didn't get
George Gardner - lives in Acton. Worked at
A.D. Little for 24 years. Have traveled all over the
world for work. Still sails a great deal. Did Bermu-
da Race, etc. Divorced and remarried.
Phil Angell - has been practicing law in Ver-
mont for 25 years. Rosalie is a 5th grade teacher,
they have been married for 26 years and have two
sons and one daughter, with the youngest, Rebec-
ca, GDA '88 now at the University of Vermont.
Frank Wolcott - graduated from Wharton
School U. of Penn. in 1959, and is VP, A.G.
Edwards 6k Sons. Is married to Linda and has two
children ages 18 and 21. He enjoys boating and
Frederic Young - founder and chief operating
officer of Linked Solutions, Inc., a Portsmouth,
N.H., firm introducing new concept products in
electronic point of sale (EPOS) market.
Carl "Skip" Pescosolido says that his mes-
sage is simple: "Please do whatever your means and
conscience allow to meet my challenge to our class.
Look forward to seeing you June."
Jim Allen has retired after 27 years with Gener-
al Motors and now runs a small business outside of
Pete Littlefield is looking forward to the Re-
union. Son Prescott graduated from Bates last
spring. He is working on the staff at Mystic Sea-
port Museum. William is completing his junior
year at St. Lawrence. Phyllis and Pete celebrate
their 25 years together in 1990.
Robert "Bob" Silberstein has been in the
private practice of law for 27 years as a trial lawyer.
Just settled a case providing for a 56 million dollar
annuity (so-called "structured settlement"?)
John J. Pallotta, Jr. lives in northern New
Jersey. His current position with Guardian Life
Insurance Company is senior vice-president with
responsibility for the Group Insurance Division
with over 60% of the company's premiums. Guard-
ian Group ranks in the top 10 for direct premiums.
William "Bill" W. Durrell says "I am enjoy-
ing excellent health in mind and body. My life is
an adventure. My business activity currently is
running a company which manufactures advance
review copies of books for virtually every major
publisher in the country. One of my hobbies is
starting companies. Five to date, all successful. I
have two sons, both beautifully individual, the
oldest is attending Harvard, the other completing
high school this year then touring Europe on bicy-
cle. Most of all I thank O.B. for the seed of free-
dom he gave to me."
Ed Luneburg has a sister in New Hampshire
that wrote to me for him. After several years in
NYC after Princton, he headed west for San Fran-
cisco and now lives in the Los Angeles area. He is
still in the advertising industry and still trying to
lower his golf score. His sister still sees him about
every six months when he can frequent the Ver-
mont/New Hampshire golf courses and will encou-
rage him to attend the 35th.
Lyman A. Cousens, Secretary
Jim Dean '56
Tom Elder '56
James Dean, Secretary
Rey Moulton writes, "All is well on homefront
in Marblehead, Mass."
Joe MacLeod is looking forward to the 35th
Reunion. "All is well here. Hope you're all
Bill Hallenbeck lives in Pound Ridge, N.Y.,
and is a senior vice-president with Mead Asso-
ciates, an advertising firm. One daughter teaches
in California, another graduated from Penn., and
his son is at Middlebury.
Long-suffering class agent Ned Beebe is a real
estate developer in Hollis, N.H. Son Jonathan is
active in the rental business. Son Peter graduated
from Colby and is in the Army.
Gene Bouley was named U.S. Soccer Coach of
the Year in 1989. He has coached Winchester High
to over 300 soccer wins on top of 200 lacrosse wins.
Congratulations, Gene, on a truly remarkable re-
cord. We suspect he could still wrestle successfully
Hank Laurelli is a neurosurgeon in Providence
and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown.
Charlie Reed is an attorney specializing in real
estate and corporate law in Fall River. Always an
excellent tennis player, Charlie is approaching
Bill George is living in Plaistow, N.H., and is
in the insurance business in Haverhill. Son Ron
graduated from Holy Cross where he was football
captain and an All American Guard.
Charlie Cushman and wife Anna have
teamed up to become the largest wholesaler of
perennials in the entire State of Maine. Charlie is a
grandfather with a son and family living in Bermu-
Last we heard from Frank Gleason, he was in
Australia completing a research project on sheep.
He expects to return to Calif, later this year.
Your secretary lives in Concord, N.H. Son
Steve, a graduate of UNH, is teaching in Sunapee,
N.H. Daughter Kim, UNH '86, is in graduate
school in Arizona State. Daughter Karen, Whea-
ton '89, is somewhat undecided.
— " *-' Chick Carroll, Secretary
It was nice to hear from Max Brace. He and
Fran, with Max (IV) and Greg (17 and 14) live in
Wheaton, IL. When not selling tool steel, Max
sings in his church choir, and enjoys playing the
guitar, the golf club, and the fishing rod.
Harvey Hayden can now be seen as a Boeing
767 captain for Delta. Says he watches for class-
mates on their way to Florida. Harv is presently
building a summer house on a lake here in Maine
(exact location undisclosed) to enjoy as an escape
from the cockpit pressures.
Jim Main says he's having a "crazy year" with
much travel for Japan Airlines. Jim currently
serves as President of Foreign Travel Club of San
Francisco. He says the welcome mat is out for
classmates traveling to SF.
Ken Weene has recently received publication
acceptance for an article on hypnosis and memory
for Journal of Mental Imagery. Roz is having a major
show of her art in Great Neck, L.I.
More news from Ginger Ardiff. He is taking on
still more challenges by running - for State Rep-
resentative to help solve the fiscal crisis in MA,
and in the Boston Marathon this year. To permit
time for all this, Ginger has cut back on his law
practice since his two daughters have graduated
I have been Class Secretary for more years than I
can remember, and I've decided to give someone
else a shot at keeping us all up to date on each
other. I've enjoyed doing it, and I think I'll enjoy
reading Class Notes in the future, prepared by the
new Class Secretary. I'd like to thank all classmates
who made my job easy by providing me with news
of their lives.
Rick Friend, Secretary
Bill Donnelly had an eventful past few
months with marriage to Joanne Carr last July and
the start of a new business. Bill left Emerson Hospi-
tal to establish a firm, W.J. Donnelly, a manage-
ment/consulting and marketing/consulting firm
doing business in the New England health care
Rick Friend writes, "I finally, after more than
two years of searching, found an attractive, but
venturesome, opportunity with a Cambridge,
Mass. based company called Corporate Broadcast-
ing Network. We provide business executives with
multi-media formatted business and economic
news and analysis. It is used by any level executive
in his/her strategic planning for their company. As
a result, I am back in the roles of investor and
entrepreneur by joining forces with several other
Carl Youngman '60 and son Andrew
at opening of the White Mountain
Gregory T. Meyer, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
Greg Meyer now works in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,
as an industrial engineer for Environmental Con-
trol, Inc. which does mechanical and general con-
tracting. He resides in Pompano Beach playing a
lot of tennis and racquetball and spending most
weekends on the ocean soaking up the ravs or deep
sea fishing. He is also enjoying the good life after
Bob Adams is, after 22 years, still with the
same company, Mitre Corp., as a networking man-
ager linking ADP and communications svstems
around the world. He has two children and is
active in sports and other events which keep Bon-
nie and he busy and young!
Ronald Dow writes, "I'm currently living in
Phoenix, Ariz., enjoying the sunny and warm days
all year long. Although working for UNISYS as a
project manager, I try to not let work get in the
way of my twice a week golf outings.
Nothii I th Reunion foi
Abbot Vose. now 17 ; ears, two
i and I
ivori ■ itl n . twin brotherj R.( Vo - III i I
at Vose I ralli ri In< ."
A Bradford Conanl ha speni 19 years in
ist seven i in credit. He is i ui
rently i redii chi impanies. "My
oldei i 1 1 i ollege hi the fall.
ieth, 15, and Melissa, 1 1, are both greal in
I |l .1 |l II I K S."
John Klvvell is still prin< i pal of Hamilton-Wen-
ham Regional High School. He has two sons in
, i daughter .it C IDA and another son in
element tr> ■> hool. IK- will be going on Ins second
trip to the Soviet I 'nion in April.
Charles Stewart is "practicing tax law with
1,200 other lawyers. 1 live in Washington, D.C. -
moved here recently from Richmond, Va."
Norman Kalat just moved baek to the U.S.
after three years in Switzerland. "Please note new
address: 547 Old Little Road, Harvard, MA 01451.
Karen is enjoying U. of Michigan, Norman III,
Cape Cod Community College."
Bob Rimer has been living in Stuart, Fla., for
10 years, building single family homes and condos.
"Enjoying children, oldest of whom will be attend-
ing GDA this coming fall, fishing, Bahamas.
Looking forward to attending 30th Reunion!"
Pete Stonebraker is still teaching at DePaul
University; he won Decision Science Institute's
Instructional Innovation Award for use of PC in
Material Management Course.
Walcott Hamilton writes, "In due time after
the leveraged buyouts of Eastern Airlines by Texas
Air Corp. in 1986, we came to believe that our
company was to be chunked off and effectively
dissolved. Fearing ourselves lost, we struck in 1989
in a vain attempt to change our destiny. We failed
and were replaced. The careers of thousands and
thousands of people have been destroyed. In the
ruins also are homes, marriages, families, and sui-
cides. I am in limbo myself - awaiting recall. It's
been a lousy year."
John Slater is still teaching English at New
Hartford (N.Y.) High School and coaching the
Speech and Debate Team - "Going to the Nation-
als in California this year. Also advising the Model
United Nations Club - Keeps me busy!"
John Carroll, Secretary
Ed Murphy in Houston is chief of the molecu-
lar biology department at the M.D. Anderson
Hospital and Research Center, part of the Univer-
sity of Texas Medical Center in Houston. With a
Ph.D. in microbiology from George Washington
University in '69, he heads a team of researchers
and is responsible for seeking $400,000 to $500,000
in grants each year. He and his wife, Helen, have
two children, both in college.
Thomas Tobey, Secretary
John Tarbell was married on St. Patrick's Day
to Anne Southall Adler, who is also a vice presi-
dent at the Chemical Bank in New York. John is
VP of mergers and acquisitions; Anne is VP and
director of investor relations. They were married at
the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in
Manhattan, where they live.
"s_/ Bob 1 ullerton, Se< n
About a week ago, it was one of those rare,
beautiful, i lear, ( loudless, you-can » a tnillii »n
miles days, and I was leaving Boston tor (Ilk ago
around 1:00 in the afternoon. As the DC-10
climbed and hanked out over the Atlantic on its
initial departure vector, those on the right sid< o(
the fuselage could easily make out Provincetown
and mm h of the rest of Cape ( !od ba< k behind us
over our right shoulders. Climbing and acceleral
ing through 10,000 feet, we turn northwestbound,
heading inland again just south of Marblehead to
cross over Lawrence, Methuen and Manchester,
N.H., before finally turning yet once again to head
for Syracuse, London, Ontario, and points west.
Passing just south of "the Neck," one could see
Salem Harbor, Beverly, West Beach in Beverly
Farms, Manchester and Singing Beach, Glouces-
ter, Rockport and Ipswich. One could see where
Route 1 split from 1-95 in Danvers as both roads
headed for southern New Hampshire. There was
Rowley. There was Newburyport. There was the
Parker River winding its serpentine way in from
the Plum Island. I can still remember the wonder-
fully awful smell of its muddy banks and wonder-
ing what those floating things were as groups of 10
or more of us jumped the guardrail on Route 1 to
return to campus after a swim in the springs of
1962 and 1963.
And, there was Governor Dummer Academy.
Surprisingly, the landmarks that in my mind
should have stood out (like the Frost Library, the
Field House, or the Phillips Building), did not.
Instead, what stood out at this distance, were the
Chapel and the straightaway on the Track. One
'landmark' wasn't even built when we attended
GDA, and the other I wasn't intimately familiar
with anyway. The more the campus remains the
same to me, the more it changes - for the better.
To keep those changes going, the school contin-
ually must depend on the generosity of its alumni,
parents, and friends to offset the tuition shortfall
and make continued growth (of opportunity and
experience, not size) possible. I was unable to at-
tend the last GDA Phonathon on Feb. 27, but was
fortunate to have Bill Sloane, our new class
agent, attend in my place. Bill reports that he'd
like to thank everyone who contributed. A special
thanks to Jon Shafmaster and Bob Segel for
helping us to meet our dollar goal. And to Bob
Segel again, another "Thank you" for hosting the
Bill Sloane '63
phonathon. Bill said he al the group in
During the evening, Bill had th( ire of
speal ing to Don Connelly, Dave Faxon, Chad
Smith (who spoke of family travels to the Soviet
!i and the fai I thai his older daughter. Heath-
er, is at Williams contemplating studying Japa-
nese), Forbes Farmer, and Jeff Eveleth who is
currently playing farmer to a heard (sure, I have,
Ed.) herd oi 100 cattle while other things are devel-
oping, Bill also mentioned receiving a letter from
Bob McGilvray who will be traveling back to
New England from Vancouver this summer.
Peter Coburn wrote: "1 have been terminally
stricken with the travel Hug;" (that so.' . . . hey, 1
know a good airline! Ed.) "Egypt last summer;
Tanzania in January; and China next summer.
Now when CNN covers the riots in Tiananmen
Square next July and you see an idiot in a GDA
jacket standing in front of a tank . . . guess who!.'!?
Terry Delano (answered my prayers for mail)
Well, you eloquent silver-tongued devil, you!
With a plea for help such as the one you sent, how
could I refuse a starving bird? (I love it . . . Haven't
seen me in a while, have you Terry? Ed.) So I ran
right out and put some more seed in the feeder . . .
Our family finally decided, about a year and a
half ago now, to sell our ranch-style home (located
about 9 miles from where my wife, Paula, and 1
both work) and move to the water. We purchased
an interesting-looking home on the shores of Lake
Champlain on the island of South Hero. It is a
perfectly beautiful spot, and I'm sure that some day
we'll get used to living in an A-frame with wings. It
does happen to be a bit further from work though .
. . about 20 miles one way.
I have certainly come to appreciate the value of
children lately. Paula and I have two: Forest, age
10, and Meg, age 13 (you met them at our 25th
reunion). Paula and I have now stopped laughing
at all the stories about parents who spend their
lives on the road. Due almost entirely to these
active youngsters, who have gymnastics 4 times per
week and basketball 2 or 3 times a week, we feel
that we are now qualified to be cab drivers any-
where except New York City or Paris. Nothing like
a second career to fall back on if times get rough.
I have been putting on almost as many miles as
you have lately, Bob. In the past month, I've been
to Chicago, Endicott (N.Y.), Fishkill (N.Y.), Tulsa,
and San Jose on business trips. The next couple of
months, at least through Memorial Day, look like
more the same . . . but I get to add some different
destinations to the list (Raleigh, N.C., for exam-
ple). The frequent flyer programs would really be
nice if I could only manage to stay on one airline
long enough to accumulate a good-size total. In-
stead, I've got small totals on about a dozen differ-
Good luck with the "new" responses. Use what
you'd like to, edit out the rest. Even GDA couldn't
cure me of using 20 words when about two would
do." (didn't touch a thing . . . thanks, Terry! Ed.)
Robert McGilvray writes, "The kids are grow-
ing, the lawn needs mowing, the house wants fix-
ing. 'A drink I'm mixing!' There's nothing really to
fear, middle age is simply here!!"
Jeff Ellis (who seems somehow threatened be-
cause Nancy has taken up golf and has a better
swing than he does!) says: "Nancy and I are still
"temporarily" living in Crystal Lake, 111. I see Fully
often, as we are both flying DC-9's from O'Hare
for American Airlines. Saw Segel at his digs in
Boston; still looking for Cato!!"
From Richard Stockton: "In addition to fac-
ulty appointments in the departments of Physiolo-
gy and Biophysics, I have recently become Director
of Research for the Department of Ophthalmology
at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine."
Thanks to all who contributed both to the
School and to the "News Fund." But among oth-
ers, I was hoping to hear if Benny had any little
Manns . . . err, Menn on the way. Thanks again!
Please keep the cards and letters flowing.
John Mercer, Secretary
My thanks to all of you who reported in; you
others who have been procrastinating may, now
that you have missed the deadline, feel free to use
that free stamp and write me news for the fall issue
of the Archon.
My work with the Alumni Association has
brought me closer to Governor Dummer than I've
been in years; so much good is happening there.
The spirit is strong, and the deep, almost familial,
sense of cooperative support is, to me at least,
astounding. Other aspects of my life go as they go:
I spend many, many hours driving from place to
place, from meeting to meeting, often wondering if
I might have better overall effects, especially con-
sidering environmental deterioration, sitting at
home and reading.
As a personal experiment in teaching and to
focus winter recreation, Lou Higgins joined the
Whiteface Mountain Ski School in November. He
reports that it's the first and only skill or subject
he's ever tried to teach. "It was variously frustrat-
ing and rewarding, and never not fun."
Bryan Hamric reports that he had an excellent
dinner at a local Mexican restaurant with Tom
Mercer '61 and Stuart Chase of the Development
Office, but that they asked him for a contribution.
At any event, Bryan says he's "thinking seriously"
about it. Planning a two-week scuba trip to the
Red Sea in September, Bryan asks if any classmates
would like to go. And further offers a guest room
for any classmates visiting Dallas ('Big D'). He
claims reasonable rates for the guest room; reserva-
tions may be made at 214-235-8659.
In a card, Don Balser reported the following:
"After many promises to visit one another, Bill
Harvey '64 and I, along with Betty Lou and Linda,
had a great weekend together in the Newport area.
Lots of good food and great chat including some
reminders of unusual and, yes, foolish actions in
days past (but what fun!). Objective note - Bill and
Don appear much as they did back in Perkins - '63
and '64 - as responsible proctors (believe it!). Bill
and Betty Lou have promised (?) wind surfing les-
sons for Linda and me during the summer in New-
Joe Stevens moved to San Diego last June and
started his own business, Marketing Dynamics, for
corporate meetings. He says he's running daily
(short distances!), rooting for the Padres, and en-
joying Zack (8) and Courtney (4). "Sorry to miss
our 25th at GDA!" says Joe.
Bill Lawrence sent a newsy letter: "It was good
to hear from you. I was very sorry to hear that
your father (Thomas McC. Mercer) had died. He
was a real gentleman. I can remember each morn-
ing as he walked down the hall saying 'Rats in
holes, rates in holes!' I hope that the rest of you are
well. I saw 'Dead Poets Society' the other day. I
really feel like I was a member. Also about six
months ago I called Tom Maier in Los Angeles
after reading about him in The Archon. I am living
in Flagstaff, Ariz., and working for a hotel compa-
ny. If anyone from the class of '64 should stop in,
they would be welcome. Someday I may even come
east to visit."
Richard Noyes is still in Westborough after 16
years and maybe into management (I hope this is
true; his penmanship is terrible). He is now finance
director of the U.S. operations of the Swedish firm
ABASTRA. He reports that he is still married to
Lana (Friend) and enjoying summers and week-
ends at their second home, in Kennebunk Beach,
Maine, when George B. isn't around.
Lee Potter, an almost constant correspondent
when the news concerns David Martin, is lacon-
ic, even Delphic, about himself. "The Rev. J. Lee
Potter has been appointed a chaplain to Tradition-
al Anglican Action (Traction). A Life Member of
the John Buchan Society, he keeps the historic
Canadian Ensign flying."
An apparently exuberant Jay Cooke reports: "I
have a fun, profitable, and hazardous job negotiat-
ing employee benefit contracts; spend 72 days sail-
ing, 40 days downhill skiing, working 16-hour days
in between. Daughter Sage will begin Grade 7 at
Noble and Greenough in the fall of 1990. I enjoy
GDA friends and the durability of those
friendships over time."
Here is a letter written by David Martin in The
Times, England: "Sir, the recent media concentra-
tion on the position of the Prime Minister (leading
article, March 12) is based upon the amazing reve-
lation that only 75% of Conservative MPs now
support her. This is apparently founded on three
straw polls conducted by parliamentary lobbyists. I
was sidled up to by one of them last week and
flatteringly told I had been selected as one of a
hundred to give my opinion. I was not told which
shade of opinion in the party I was considered
statistically to represent. Along with 80% of my
colleagues who supported the Prime Minister as
leader I gave my opinion in a secret ballot only last
November. That did not rely on personal estimates
of statistical weighting of shades of party opinion
or any such nonsense. Eighty percent support in a
real poll then: 75% in straw polls now. What on
earth is all the fuss about? House of Commons,
March 12, 1990."
Bryan Hamric practices law in Richardson,
Tex., climbs the StairMaster, lifts a few weights,
and eats Mexican food to stay in shape.
Fred Shepard, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
Doug Hannon of Odessa, FL, inventor of the
weedless propeller, can be seen on ESPN's "Sport-
man's Challenge" teaching viewers how to fish for
bass. Doug is active in B.A.S.S. and a consultant
for their release program in national tournaments.
Richard Wait is an avid Laser sailor who is
currently competing in the Empire State Games in
Russ Thomas is studying for an M.L.S. at the
University of Texas, Austin.
Photographer Henry Horenstein has pub-
lished yet another book on photography. This
one, The Photographer's Source, was featured in the
"Getting Around" column of the Boston Globe
Magazine on Feb. 25. The article says the book is
"not just for the informed and well-connected pho-
tographer or the neophyte, this helpful resource
book . . . brings together facts, figures and editorial
opinion on all things photographic. Almost as a
lagniappe, you get a random assortment of arrest-
ing and beautiful photographs." It includes the
pros and cons plus the history and why-fors of
such topics as equipment, materials, services and
accessories. The camera section talks about SLR,
medium-format, field cameras, etc. Other sections
talk about enlarging . . . special processes and art
as a career - schools, workshops, museums, photo
collections, etc. Simon 6k Schuster is the pub-
lisher; the price is $19.95.
David Cushing Fuess, licensed acupuncturist
and herbalist in Carmel, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii,
last seen milking cows and treating the poor in
Anne Rooney '82, left, and Scott
Tenney '66 at New York reception.
Barry Sullivan, Secretary
Lorraine and Peter Hicks have had to cut back
on their tennis because they are being worn out by
their one-year-old daughter, Brooke. Peter is a bro-
ker with Prudential-Bache in Bethesda, Md.
John Bryer reports that Bryer Architects has
continued to grow and develop, despite the slow-
down in New England's economy. Their work is
broadly based in project type from custom resi-
dential to corporate office space. They recently
completed a new facility for the Boston Bureau of
NBC News and are about to start on a child care
center for Bay State Health Care, Inc. John's wife,
Diane, works as a manufacturer's representative
for office furniture in the Boston area. Their son,
Nicholas, recently turned five. John writes: "As
with all children his age, Nicholas is a treasure and
a puzzle at the same time."
Tim Keeney has a new job, as Director of
Office of Ocean & Coastal Research Management
at the National Ocean & Atmospheric Adminis-
tration in Washington.
Bennett Beach, Secretary
Attention: all golfers with plans to be in the
Palm Springs area. Jay Ryder had published the
Greater Palm Springs Golf Guide, 160 pages on
where to play - and how to play each of 30 courses.
Jay hopes to publish similar guides in 15 to IS
other areas. For the time being, Jay is living in
Another entrepreneur, Doug Curtis, is now
busy with his second business creation, a Salem,
N.H. firm called Guidewire Technology. The fast-
growing, two-year-old company makes guidewires
I in cathetei Doug livi in Newbury with his
Fred Burchsted is an ar the I Hi
v, with ; esponsibility
i .in mathi Fred has served
a tour i local pre: ei ve < ailed Wild
Kevin Leary is now a vice president of Cordcll
Engineering in Peabody. Kevin and his family have
ther house in Gloucester so that
there'd be "mi ■ i | iai e fi ir all the toys."
Last year John Butler was re-elected to a third
three-year term as a selectman for the Town of
Mount Desert, lie continues to head the Mt. De-
ii 1 t Yacht Yard.
Marine work is also the specialty of Web
Pearce, who spent part of his childhood just off
the coast of Mt. Desert on Green Island and is now
in the Bay Area. Web is an assistant supervisor at
the California Marine Mammal Center, which re-
habilitates sea lions and seals along 450 miles of
northern California coast. Last year Web helped
rescue two beached whales.
Joe Schwarzer, an expert on ancient ship-
wrecks, returns to the U.S. this summer after two
years in Istanbul as director of the American Re-
search Institute in Turkey.
The place to get educational supplies in north-
eastern Mass. is Teacher's Toolbox, Andy
Creed's three-year-old store in Amesbury. Andy,
his wife, and their daughter live in Salisbury.
Dale Murphy bunt? That's what Rick Jensen
told him to do, so that's what he did. Rick, a West
Palm Beach golf pro, had given Joe Torre a lesson
when Torre was manager of the Atlanta Braves,
and as payment, Rick got a one-inning stint as
manager during an exhibition game a few years
ago. With men on second and third, Rick gave
Murphy the bunt sign, and the run scored.
Donald Congdon is living and now working as
a janitor in Concord, N.H.
Bill Haggarty is now director of trading and
bullion for Metalor U.S.A. Refining Corp. in
North Attleboro, Mass.
*-' ■* Jeffrey Gordon, Secretary
May I assure all readers from the class of '69 that
these class notes were carefully compiled, edited for
punctuation, and screened for possible material
misstatements of fact by your class secretary. All
comments to the contrary will be ignored.
Peter Wheeler has proven that even Wall
Street has lapses of common sense once in a while.
He writes that he has worked his way into a partial
ownership of a small broker/dealer in Newton,
Mass. He urges all classmates to drop everything,
become a stock broker and register with him. He
offers the highest payout and best service. O.K.,
what's the joke here?
Sheldon Sacks is still opening dental offices
with his group in the Syracuse, N.Y., area. His
second daughter, Rachel Allison, was born last
August. Shel came back for the reunion last spring
and wonders why his old dorm room has girls
living in it; they used to kick people out of school
for that. Shel, the school has been coed for years
and furthermore, they never kicked out Tim Ten-
ney for having girls in his room.
Jon Williams has joined Re/Max Realty Con-
sultants in Boulder, Colo., while still operating his
homebuilding enterprise. He plans to go tarpon
fishing with Joe Lilly this May. Jon is the perenni-
al optimist; real estate and fishing.
Ned Lattine left Sloan-Kettering to become
asso< iate pr< 'lessor of medii ine ai I h< 'in. is Jefferson
Medical College in Philadelphia. He and has wife
I lolly will continue to live in Princeton, N.J. Doc-
tor, Doctor, Mr. MD, can you dire, i me, to Profes-
sor Lattime. I understand he wears a gown and
tap, and delivers his lei tures while speaking rap.
Slats Slocum returned to his Groton reunion
last year to report that he is now on his 22nd
Porsche since graduating 20 years ago. He claims
every one of them has had a steering problem,
usually occuring at night while he is asleep.
Steve Handy writes that he has just returned
from Iraq. He says he was in Baghdad looking for
thieves, but left in a hurry when things got messy
with the authorities. He exclaims: Boy! Baghdad is
one . . . long way from Byfield!
Peter Dorsey and his wife Susie have just had a
baby boy, George Mead Dorsey. What a handle!
Congratulations from all your admirers in the
class. O.K., do I have to name both of them?
Chris Barker and his new wife Jill were mar-
ried in October in Moseley Chapel. In attendance
were Doug MacDonald, Bill Clyde and brother
Fred Barker '66. Chris and Jill are living in North
Thomas Pierce has retired from the Invest-
ment Business. He is currently touring the Seniors
golf circuit with Schultzie and Trevino.
Conrad Miller recently won a "Donnie Os-
mond" look alike contest and now hires out at
$100/hour for an Escort Service that specializes in
Celebrity Fantasies. However, he states that the
tips aren't what he was hoping for so his wife,
Marilyn, is working part-time as a baseball referee.
Shelden Sacks now owns over 100 dental fran-
chise offices throughout the Bronx. Anyone inter-
ested, please call the Dental Experience.
Joe Mclntire owns the Tugboat Saloon in
Portsmouth, N.H. Specializes in Boilermakers and
Spam sandwiches. Mud wrestling events in the
p.m. Hopes everyone stops by soon.
Roland (Mason) Smith is alive and well and is
living in Brunswick, Maine.
Phelps Holloway, ice boarding - windsurfing
on ice. "New use for old hockey pads." 30-35 mph -
100 yards of good ice. Enlarged skateboard with
blades rather than wheels.
Art Schultz is creative and imaginative in his
commercial real estate ventures. Art and his family
moved from Chicago almost two years ago to
I I'.u ton, he travels to Los Angeles frequently. He
and his partners have purchased a few empty
menial buildings, found occupants and then sold
Hill Tobey, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
It was great hearing from a number (if you. If you
couldn't write, save up your stories for our reunion
in June. For the benefit of you sweater-weather
Californians and sun-basking southerners, I just
want to say that we New Englanders had one heck
of a great winter so far (ha!): average temperature
in December on our outdoor thermometer in Staff-
ord, CT, was 13 degrees! (I imagine that Fred Stat-
ler wasn't much cozier out in Kalamazoo either.)
And the snow and wind weren't too shabby either.
We had at least three decent snowstorms up our
way and, as of this writing in mid-March, it hasn't
melted yet. Actually, I'm rather excited about all
this because I don't have to put my skiis away yet!
Maybe I will, though, because my wife, Marilyn, is
expecting our first child (it will be a girl) in two
weeks (March 25). A rather breath-taking,
thought-provoking time for us. Marilyn is a French
translator for Traveler's Insurance Co., and will
take a maternity leave soon. For a number of rea-
sons, I went back into publishing (Harper and
Row) a few years ago, but am planning on opening
my own law practice, gradually, starting this sum-
mer. We've had a great time renovating this 200-
year old small colonial saltbox in the middle of
nowhere in NE Connecticut - and I'm going to
move my beehives out back in a month or so. So,
the nesting instinct has really taken over for me, I
guess. Speaking of newborns, Mark Linehan re-
Gig Barton '71, Steve Connelly '71 and Mike Hoover '71 at New York
ports on the birth of their first child, Ruth, on
February 13, 1990. Congratulations! Mark, are you
still doing computer networking with IBM?
Henry Eaton writes that his family is the focus
of his life: his wife, Cathy, daughter, Brooke (4 and
a half) and the newest addition, their son Perry (9
months). Boating is their seasonal pastime.
Bill Mitchell won't be able to make it to the
reunion because, as President of the University of
Denver Board of Directors, they will be in meet-
ings at that time. His two sons, William, 10 and
Gavin, 8, are "the best events to ever happen to
Bill Murray writes that he changed jobs in
April of '89. He is now General Manager of the
DHServ Division of DH Technology, the world's
largest manufacturers of dot matrix printheads. His
division handles mostly repair of printheads. He,
his wife Linda and daughter Jennifer are still living
in San Diego.
Adam Levin writes that he and Gail and their
first child, Hannah Sarah (born February 10,
1989), still live in Hingham, Mass. and that he
continues as legal counsel to General Cinema
Corp. and the Neiman Marcus Group. The birth
of their daughter, Adam writes, "has marvelously
changed almost everything else."
Jim Wilson called me from the Washington,
D.C. area and mentioned that he had been in-
volved with an interesting research grant with
NEH, I believe. As a psychologist (and working
with a team of other scientists), Jim has been doing
research on stress with laboratory animals. (J' m > I
hope I'm describing your work adequately because
I was glad to hear from you, that I forgot to jot
down any specifics on paper!)
Morocco Flowers reports that he recently
spent four weeks shooting corporate photo por-
traits around the world for Prime Computer.
Countries included England, Canada and Japan.
He asks: "Where is Barkley Simpson?" (I'd like
to know too.)
Michael O'Leary writes that he returned to
Boston from San Francisco this past July to take a
position as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts
University School of Medicine, while also main-
taining a private practice at the New England
Medical Center. All is well with him: "Happy to be
back home. See you in June."
Jon Imber writes that he was appointed White-
head Professor of Critical Thought at Wellesley
College and that the University of Chicago Press
has published The Feeling Intellect: Selected Writings
of Philip Rieff, edited with an introduction by Jona-
than B. Imber. Great going, Jon! (Gosh, I can't
believe I'm reporting such illustrious accomplish-
ments of all those very same fellow classmates that
used to throw dirty athletic socks at each other.)
Mike Franchot received a surprise call from
Henry Eaton and Mike O'Leary recently about the
reunion and, at the time, he thought he'd be able
to make it . . . until, of course, his wife, Marty,
informed him that their fourth child is due that
very weekend in June. (Tell you what, Mike, bring
the gang up to visit us later in the summer, after
the "dust" has settled.) Mike said he ran into Dan
Look '67 at a trade show last week. Great to hear
from you Monsieur Franchot.
Finally, a very thoughtful letter arrived from
Newecastle-upon-Tyne, England, from Keith
Ross' father. It's been an ice-age since we heard
from Keith and, after reading the letter, I know
why. Keith had come to GDA on a scholarship
from the English Speaking Union (ESU) and was
fortunate enough to receive a similar scholarship at
a later date which enabled him to work and travel
in Australia. His father writes: "He was head boy
of his school when he was awarded an exhibition
(scholarship) by Christ College, Cambridge, to stu-
dy law. After obtaining a degree, he did his practi-
cal training with a London law firm. He then
specialised (sic) in shipping law which meant that
he had to be prepared to go anywhere at any
time . . . which explains his peripetetic lifestyle and
the reason for his not staying in touch. He later
went into commercial law which involved travel-
ling and living is such places as Saudi Arabia, the
Near East and Australia. His present office is in
Singapore, although he often visits neighboring
countries." His father goes on to write that Keith is
"still single and unattached which is not surpris-
ing." Keith's dad writes that "we all remember and
appreciate the kindness shown to him during his
■ —* Deborah McClement, Secretary
Thanks to you who answered the last-minute
call for news. Now that I'm trying to get back onto
the "Class Secretary Track," - won't the rest of you
please send some news?
Armah Cooper writes that he is living in
Greensboro, N.C. and has a private practice in
psychiatry. Armad and his wife Jewell are happy
and busy with their work and in trying to keep up
with their two sons, Adam, in the 2nd grade, and
Joey, in kindergarten.
A note from Chuck Holleman included:
"What's new is that we moved to Carlisle, Mass.
last year . . . We are now the proud owners of six
acres of swamp and six million mosquitoes. Some
the size of B-52's (not quite sure where our dog
Larry Coles '73, Mrs. Louis Gordon P'69, Headmaster Peter Bragdon
and Walter Rivera '73 at New York reception.
visit at GDA . . . and we have tried to reciprocate
the kindness shown to him by having American
students visit us on two occasions."
Tom Turner reports that he will probably be
able to make reunion and that he hopes to stay
with John Newman and hopes to see Scott
Brace, Donald Barkin, and others. He'll also be
boating to Colorado this summer.
Well, that's quite a mouthful for Archon news.
Glad to hear from you all and hope to see the
whole gang at the Reunion.
■ - 1 - Michael Mulligan, Secretary
John Katzenberg reports that his two children
Lauren (4) and Julie (2) are well and that he contin-
ues to practice internal and emergency medicine.
John is living in Harvard, MA.
Tucker Withington is still working at Symbol-
ics and making the monster commute from Plym-
outh three days a week. Tucker works at home two
days a week and is completing work on the house
in his free time.
Jim Fleming works in the shipping industry.
Travels for 6 to 7 weeks a year in South America
and uses his Spanish extensively.
Mario Rivera and his wife, Francis, have a
daughter, Krystle Virginia, 6 months, and a son
Kristoffer David, 4 years.
Jeff Haaren is house hunting in Rumson, N.J.
He and his wife have a son Daniel, 3, and cele-
brated the birth of daughter Paige six months ago.
Ian Chisholm continues to live in his home-
town of Concord, N.H., with his wife Andrea,
daughter Lindsay, 10, and son Samuel, 18 months.
Ian commutes to Bedford, N.H., where he works as
personal lines underwriting manager for The Han-
over Insurance Company.
Phil Smith called with his news (he lives only a
few miles away). He and his wife, Winnie, are busy
raising three children, Christopher, 6; Kyle, 4; and
Anna, 5 months. Phil recently completed his
M.B.A., and is employed by Northeast Utilities as
a financial analyst. When he isn't coaching
Christopher's soccer team this spring, Phil is hop-
ing to play a little tennis.
Another house-hunter from the class of '73 is
Bruce Sheldon. He and his wife Jody and son
Matthew, 3 1 /: arc expecting a baby in July. In the
meantime, they are in the process of selling their
current home in Rowayton, Conn., and searching
for something larger in the same area.
Glen Winkel wrote a nice long letter (and I'm
hoping he will forgive me for condensing it into a
few brief lines). He and his wife are busy settling
into their Sacramento home (of one year) with
their two children, Bryan Michael, nearlv 4, and
Cassandra Marie, 1. Glen is managing to divide his
Barry Burlingham '71
time between the Cardiovascular Research Insti-
tute ol tl\c University of California San Francisco,
where he is a research physiologist; his own busi-
ness, Optimal Nutrition, where he provides nutri-
tional consultation; and professional bicycle rac-
ing. Glen wrote that he has "... now advanced to
the Veterans category (age 35 and older) and have
won almost every race I've entered. This year
I've set a goal to win the Veteran National
Championships in San Diego in July." And once
the producers find sponsors, Glen has been asked
to host a TV show, Bike Adventures. Although
Glen won't be racing on the East Coast this year,
he is looking forward to meeting with Headmaster
Peter Bragdon in San Francisco. And he's hoping
to attend our 20th Reunion (which is only 3 years
■ • Peter Arnold, Secretary
Daniel Johnson writes, "Still running one of
the local Ace Hardware and Outdoor Corner Fly
Fishing Shop. Tying saltwater flies for the shop
and orders for local guides. Marveling at how
quickly my sons are growing. Only twenty years
ago I was a freshman at GDA."
Robert Tourison is living in Shirley, MA. He
would like Jeff Beach, Scribs, and Appleyard to get
Alex Andrews and his wife gave birth to their
second child, a beautiful baby girl named Ariel
Stillman, on February 16, 1990. Alex is still prac-
ticing law and refurbishing an 1863 farmhouse
outside Cleveland, Ohio. He recently talked with
Craig McConnell 75, who is getting married in
Randi Lapidus '74
Audrey Grant, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
Jim Roome of the Philippines is currenly on a
deep sea dive off the coast of China, and is plan-
ning to visit New England in July. He sends his
regards, and asks classmates to write: 8-8 Nicolas
St., Santa Maria Village III, Balibago, Angeles
City, Philippines. Jim is married to a lovely lady
Spencer Purington '75
Michael Harding is living in Portland, Maine,
still doing marketing/ advertising, sailing, skiing,
and spending a lot of time "on the water or in the
mountains or working on my house."
Jack (John) Swenson writes that "having been
filed among the 'missing' graduates for the past 15
years," he wants all his classmates to know that
he's actually alive and well, and occasionally resid-
ing in Seattle (i.e.: don't try to visit him at this
address, it's just a mailing address). Jack works for
Special Expeditions Cruise Lines (based in New
York) as a lecturer and guide on their nature-
oriented luxury cruises. For the past two winters
he's been keeping tan doing trips in Mexico, Costa
Rica, and Venezuela. Close encounters with mon-
keys and whales are daily routine, but his greatest
fear is the possible effect of the gourmet menu on
his waistline. In his spare time (which, still being
single, is ample) he does professional freelance pho-
tography. His work has been published in numer-
ous books and magazines including "Natural His-
tory, "International Wildlife," "Smithsonian,"
and, most recently, a cover on a novel by Vi-
king/Penguin. Jack regrets that he won't be able to
join everyone at the reunion in June, but he'll be
busy getting paid to watch leaping whales and
crumbling glaciers in Southeast Alaska. He expects
to see his wealthy classmates retiring early and
coming onboard for their vacations soon.
Greg Pope has left the world of paint to start a
career in the movie business. He and his pregnant
wife, Elizabeth, will be starring in Hollywood In-
genues, a documentary of a New England boy who
meets California starlet, buys a diner outside of
L.A. that is a cover for an escort service. "Details
Winston (Bud) Rice has been living in Tac o-
ma, WA for the last 6 years. Spent last summer
exploring the coast of British Columbia with his
wife on their 30' sailboat. Expecting first child very
Pat Barker sends greetings from the Big Apple,
and is now winding down a career in fashion, and
life in NYC. Pat is getting married this October
and hopes to become the owner of a country inn.
Dan C layman had a great year with his first
one-person exhibition in NY . . . selling out! Dan's
wife, Terri, gave birth to twin girls (Molly and
Emma) on Valentine's Day.
Keith Esthimer's looking forward to class re-
union. He'll be attending with Katelyn and Carol.
Keith enjoyed talking with many of you during
planning for reunion.
Kingsley Goddard has retired to the life of
gentleman farmer and is looking forward to senili-
ty. Kingsley writes, "Some classmates never grow
up." (That a way, Kingsley!)
David Ingrassia is currently pastor of the High-
pine Baptist Church in Wells, ME. David married
a Texan (Gina) and has two "southern bell"
daughters, Amanda and Caroline.
Vicki Bell Jones writes that she's still enjoying
being at home with her three children and doing a
lot of volunteering in the school system, church
and community. Craig and Vicki had a great time
on a Caribbean Cruise this past fall and Vicki is
looking forward to seeing everyone at the 15th!
Bruce Kennedy is alive, well, married, and
living near the border of Canada in Eustis, ME.
Bruce is an Immigration Inspector and he'll be at
Working on the Capital Campaign has kept Pet-
er Lenane in touch with several of our N.Y.
alumni. Peter writes that brother Brian, sister-in-
law Susan, their children Kate and Kevin are living
the GDA life as teachers and house parents.
Now a licensed nuclear power plant operator,
Craig McConnell is also attending school part
time to finish off a degree. Craig plans to get mar-
ried in May and hopes to make Byfield in June.
Jim O'Donnell is looking forward to the 15th
and wants to see the Maine connection (Mike,
Craig, Peter, Wheeler, Jamie, etc.). Jim's enjoying
daughter Megan's growth (17 months) and hopes
to "break no bones" this reunion.
Rich O'Leary writes, "As with most of you,
our lives are preoccupied with work. I am going
into my 10th year with J. Walter Thompson, ma-
naging accounts, running our training program
and having some fun. Susie is an editor at Vogue
magazine and we are enjoying suburban life in
Greenwich, CT. Looking foward to Reun-
ion!" . . . okay Rich, this year we'll be waiting for
Pam Pandapas is enjoying living in Sun Valley
Idaho in the year since returning from a year in
New Zealand. Pam will be attending law school in
the fall of 1990.
Skip Pendleton is busy teaching fourth grade
and working on a Master's in Elementary Educa-
tion. Skip's family has grown to three sons: Eben
(5), Noah (3) and Simon (8 months).
Peter Richardson writes that all is well with
the Richardsons and son Bennett (5) is growing
like a weed! Pete was recently promoted to Region-
al Vice President - Commercial Lending - Greater
Bill Shaheen is just finishing a Ph.D. in Engi-
neering from University of Connecticut and work-
ing as an assistant professor of civil-mechanical
engineering at University of Hartford. Bill writes,
"Last year I was elected to our local board of
health (on the Republican ticket)." Bill's engaged
to be married in June.
Lisa Strandberg is looking forward to return-
ing to GDA in June.
Sean and Wendy O'Brien have their "own
little monster" Andrew Nelson (2 years). Wendy is
a programmer analyst in Boston and reports that
Pam Blanchard (FL and MA) spends most of her
free time windsurfing - AARDVARK!
Stephanie Farrar welcomes us if we're travel-
ing through Arizona.
Joy Sargent Pollock sends greetings from Ja-
karta, Indonesia. Joy and husband Fred are cur-
rently living and working on the island of Java (the
big island west of Bali). They're working on roads
and maintenance and health projects with USAID
and the Indonesian government. Joy would love to
hear from anyone passing through Java! American
Embassy Jakarta, USAID Box 4, APO San Fran-
Audrey Grant has a teachers certificate in the
Sogetsu School (Tokyo) for a sculptural form of
flower arranging, spends time growing orchids and
herbs, and digging in the dirt. Plans to try sailing
this summer, and says "Maybe by reunion I'll have
become a beach bum. See you at the 15th."
Anne Mackay-Smith is writing fiction from
New York City, and is married to Terry Vance, an
investment banker for Goldman Sachs 6k Co.
Carol Goldberg, Secretary
David Smallwood has been promoted to direc-
tor of Karhu's Hockey Division for North Ameri-
ca. He and his wife, Patti, live with daughters
Stephanie and Sarah in Williston, Vt.
Jody Zafris is a special needs tutor in the New-
bury Elementary School, using her Masters in Edu-
cation from the University of Lowell (1988).
Dan Miller is a development director for Em-
bassy Suites Hotels, a national hotel chain based in
Dallas. Dan is getting married Memorial Day
weekend. He recently shot a hole-in-one, plays
hockey, sees Chris Taylor regularly.
Tim Richard '77
« ■ Tim Richards, Secretary
Perrin Long, Ossippee, N.H., writes, "Son,
Perry, is 18 months and growing like a bear."
Elaine Salloway is living in Boston and work-
ing at Lotus Development Corp. as manager of
marketing research. She is working with Woody
Benson and says, "Still the same old Woody."
Bill Weickert is living in Cape Elizabeth,
Maine, and has two kids, ages 7 and 4. He recently
saw Steve Pingree at his home in Camden,
Andy Sterge recently became Director of Op-
tions Research for CooperNeff & Associates. Coo-
perNeff is an options trading firm based in Phila-
delphia, New York and Chicago.
Pam Welch, Secretary-
Karen and Geoff Gwynne '78 at
their Feb. 10 wedding in Christ
Leslie Lafond, Secretary
Troy Dagres plans to be married in October to
Stephanie Ann MacBurnie of Newburyport, a
graduate of Springfield College who works for Lo-
retta Beach Associates/Foster Executive Suites in
Newburyport. Troy graduated from Colby in 1983
and is an owner and general manager of the
Sportsmen's Lodge restaurant in Newburyport.
Recently married Geoff Gwynne serves as an
assistant priest at Christ Church in Denver, CO
and as Episcopal Chaplin at Denver University
was pleased to hear there are three members of the
GDA Class of '89 at DU.
John Rooney is the manager and chief instruc-
tor for Alii Divers, a scuba diving company based
in Honolulu, HI. "I'm skydiving and surfing and
learning to windsurf in my time off. Give me a call
if you're in Hawaii, especially if you want to dive
(sky or scuba). Aloha."
Mary Mackay-Smith writes, "Hi, folks! I mar-
ried James Keirstead last May, and we both
changed our names - he took Mackay-Smith as his
middle name, I took Keirstead as my last name and
dropped Mary as first name, keeping my middle
and maiden names - so now I am Alexandra Mack-
ay-Smith Keirstead - or, Alexandra M.S. Keirstead
for short! Hope all is well in chilly New England -
springtime in North Carolina is glorious!"
• S Abby Woodbury, Secretary
Steve Sterman will start commuting to New
York City from Booklvn to work at TIAA in their
private placement group. Steve received his MBA
from New York University in May.
June 15, 16, 17
Jim Gardner is living in Windham, N.H., and
will be back to campus in the spring.
Doug Leathern finally got that reassignment he
was hoping for . . . he leaves Las Vegas for RAF
Alcanbury in England in October. Because of the
move this fall, he cannot take leave this spring.
Doug sends regrets that he cannot make Reunion
and best wishes to all!
Elizabeth Evans has been very busy lately. Liz
was recently promoted to vice president, finally
moved into their new house and just got a puppy.
Lynne Durland Sousa had a baby boy,
Christopher Robert, on December 26, 1989. "See
you all in June!"
John Fain has been working hard on a spring
vegetable garden and is watching its arrival. "Lots
of little baby calves. This time in Texas is truly
'magnifico!' " Eagerly awaiting our 10th Reunion.
Erica Baum is still at Boston University, work-
ing in the Alumni Office, where she is busy plan-
ning the reunion weekend for 2000 people, and
pursuing a masters in communications. Erica looks
forward to seeing everybody in June.
Emily Woolf "just returned from an incredible
vacation to the USSR - Leningrad, Moscow, Suz-
dal and Vladamir. Still feeling jet-lag as I have a
great cup of American coffee this morning." Emily
will soon celebrate her fifth year at Berklee College
of Music in Boston, where she is the assistant
director of admissions, working hard toward Fall
John Wise will finally receive his B.A. in com-
munications from the University of Southern
Maine in May. John has also been promoted to
television projects manager at the local cable sta-
tion in Portland.
Kathryn O'Leary, 81 and Joe Benson
'80 at Boston phonathon.
Kathryn O'Leary, Secretary
Eric Jones and Helen Brennan were married
September 16 in Marblehead, Mass. A host of
GDA alumni ae attended, among them Trustee
Bill Ardiff "55, Jeffrey P. Jones '84, Joe Benson '80,
Dave Callan 'SO, Steve Moheban 'SO, Eric Adell
and his wife Patty, Lisa Louden, Keller Laros,
Kathryn O'Learv, Peter Starosta, Michael
Making life simpler
Entrepreneur Abner Mason '80 and partner Craig Spano.
Soon after Abner Mason '80
started consulting at Bain and
Co. in Boston, he noticed that
one way his associates main-
tained their collectively natty appear-
ance was through the auspices of a vir-
tually invisible dry-cleaning service; drop
clothes off in an office closet one day,
and come back to pick them up, clean
and pressed, on another. By the time
Mason was ready to spread his own en-
trepreneurial wings, the anonymous dry
cleaners had blossomed in his mind into
a business plan. He named his company
Bostonian Valet. Its mission: to make
life "just a little simpler" for city workers.
The Boston-educated Mason, 26,
teamed with Boston College manage-
ment graduate Craig Spano, 24, to offer
a variety of unique conveniences: shoe
repair, car care, film processing and vi-
deo rentals. Equally unique, perhaps, is
the company's democratic roots. "Some-
times people think this is for the higher-
end executive," says Mason. "But many
of the people who work here are in a
stage of their careers where they don't
make a lot of money. We intend to serve
everyone." He also provides convenient
billing policies and competitive prices.
Gerald D. Hines Interests, developers,
first bought the ideas of the service for
their new office tower, Five Hundred
Boylston, in the Back Bay. Now Bosto-
nian Valet is expanding to two new loca-
"Not only are developers including
us," says Mason, "but they're marketing
us as important amenities in their build-
ings. What it says, I think, is that we're
doing a good job."
(Reprinted with permission from "Columns,"
the newsletter of Five Hundred Boylston,
Reilly, Lu< Levensohn '83, Ian Jones '90, Graeme
Jones '91, ;ind Tim Lynch '93. We had a great time
and missed seeing Reilly who had to pave Charles
Street thai day. Sorry Mike! trie and his hride are
working for Jones Hoys in Danvers and residing in
Peter Laventis is market analyst specializing in
residential with a real estate development company
tailed NTS in Louisville, Ky. He graduated with
an MBA from Vanderbilt in 1989 and was married
to Shelly, also in 1989. According to Peter, Tom
Johnson is a computer engineer with a company
called Inframterics in Bedford, Mass. and just
bought a home in Haverhill. Peter also told me
that James Horatanachi is a chef and part owner
of a Thai restaurant in Worcester.
Keller Laros is enjoying southern California
yet still had time to fly to Vail for a few days of
skiing before flying to New Orleans to catch the
Super Bowl. He got together with Dave Brown,
Rob Breed, Vinca, Benay, and David Hat-
field in San Francisco a few weeks ago for a party.
Keller hopes to see Bufu, Mickey and Milk Truck
at the Reunion.
Lisa Louden is still an economist with the Bu-
reau of Labor Statistics in Boston. She hopes to be
enrolled in graduate school this fall at "any place
warm," i.e. either southern California or Florida.
Mike Reilly is with a construction company in
Medford, Mass. which was just sold, moving Mike
to the South Shore.
Andy Morrison just moved to Cambridge and
is still with MCI at the Prudential Center. He met
with Vinca, Swilly and Reilly in Newburyport for
dinner a few weeks ago. He needs addresses and
would love to hear from Boston folks.
Eric Adell says that not much is new. He hopes
all is well with everyone as it is for him and men-
tions he is having a little bit of fun. Peter Staros-
ta has been promoted to vice president (the young-
est in the company's history) of Dynasty
International, the largest transportation and im-
porting company from the Far East to Boston. He
frequently travels throughout Asia. Currently re-
siding in Charlestown, Pete has a 6 handicap and
challenges anyone from the Class of 81 to a round.
He would like to say hello to Steve Queen '79.
Antea von Henneberg is living in Charles-
town and enjoying her job as a showroom manager
for Stroheim and Roman at the Design Center in
Boston. She still manages to do a lot of traveling in
order to keep up with her languages and recipes,
and relaxes by swimming at a club in Boston.
Abby Locke Castle writes that St. Louis is fine. I
was glad to catch up with Abby in person at Sue
Perry's wedding this past summer. Abby is a buyer
for a major department store in St. Louis. She
mentions that Dabney Friend is to be married
this fall and is living in Providence, R.I.
Jordan Voelker is still in San Jose, Calif., as an
engineer for ROLM. He is an avid vegetarian and
sings with the San Jose Chorale. He enjoyed a wild
dinner with Sarge Kennedy in San Francisco
after which they drove, in reverse, up Lombard
Street with the doors of Jordan's diesel Mercedes
open! Jordan notes that the experience does not
surpass that of hang gliding which is one that he
Another great wedding was that of Sue Perry
and Brad Lurvey. Sue is now back at GDA after
getting her masters in physical education. She is
teaching, coaching and a house master in Pierce
Hall. Sue and Brad were married in Boxford and
honeymooned by biking through France. Sue said
it was grueling, but wonderful. I'm sure that GDA
is glad to have Sue back and Sue is glad to be back
Mary and Ivan Arguello '81 and Kevin Callahan '80 at the New York
The September marriage of Helen and Eric Jones '81 was a GDA family
affair. From left: Jeffrey P. Jones '74, Graeme Jones '91, Trustee Bill
Ardiff '53, Ian Jones '90, Eric Adell '81 and wife Patty, Lisa Louden '81,
Joe Benson '80, Keller Laros '81, Helen and Eric Jones, Kathryn O'Leary
'81, Dave Callan '80 and Steve Moheban '80.
from Arizona where she and Brad have spent the
last few years in school.
Guri Hamilton is enjoying living on the Cape
and was just promoted to manager of Community
Systems, a housing agency for retarded adults.
Ann McCullom is out on the West Coast and
has just started nursing school. She also works full-
time as the director of the recreation center on the
base where her husband is stationed. Ann's hus-
band is a captain in the U.S. Army and spent one
month in Panama. Congratulations!
Barbara Sheffert is living in Texas and work-
ing in the library of achives at Rice University. She
loves Texas and even has picked up a bit of a
Mark Whitney and Mary Anne Garrity were
married on June 10, 1989, in Rye, N.Y., with Rob
Breed standing by as the best man. Mark is work-
ing for a manufacturing firm in Raymond, N.H.
Both Mark and I await Rob Breed's return to the
Mike Menyhart lives in Merrit Island, Fla.,
and is working for his father's manufacturing firm
as a production manager. He and his wife Beth are
planning on building a house soon. He still plays
golf recreationally and would like to say hello to
Elena Markos was married to Dave Witham in
June, 1989 in Ipswich. She is still working as a
bookkeeper for her dad's company and her hus-
band is a carpenter. She says "Hi" to Kristin and
Joanne. David Brown and his wife Katie are
living in Pacific Heights, Calif. David is still work-
ing for Coldwell Banker in the Commercial divi-
Laurie Krooss says, "Hello class of 1981. I am
working for the Eastern Office of the American
Youth Foundation as their Human Resource Di-
rector. I am also taking a graduate level course at
Harvard Divinity School - I'm living in Wolfeboro,
N.H. and enjoying lots of skiing! Hope you're all
I am fine and still living in Charlestown. I work
for Kidder, Peabody in Boston as an assistant in
the corporate finance department. I enjoy seeing
Antea and Peter, my neighbors, and keeping in
touch with those of you that do. If you missed the
deadline for notes, please feel free to send them to
me anytime and I will make sure to get them into
the next Archon. Don't forget June, 1991 is right
around the corner!
John Nye, Secretary
Charles Barrett works in the credit office in a
bank in New Hampshire.
Chris Ginsberg, not married, still living in
New Hampshire. He is working at Seabrook Sta-
tion as a Security Guard, is in the Reserves (Sar-
gent, U.S. Army), and also studies for a degree in
Criminal Justice at Husser College (N.H.).
Kim Grillo '84 at Boston phonathon.
*-' ■ Christine Romboletti, Secretary
Congratulations are in order for Michael L-
eary! He announced that he will be married in
November. Mike has purchased a house in Hamp-
ton Falls and continues to work in Newburyport.
So if you are in the area he says, "Give me a call,
I'm in the book!"
Speaking of New England, Betsy Tuthill will
be moving back (from Washington) to attend Har-
vard! She'll be working toward a master's degree in
education/policy studies. Betsy says her current
job with an education association allows her to
travel - and she has seen Amie Breed several
times in San Francisco.
And speaking of traveling, Krista Hennessey
and Paul Batholomew are running away to Eu-
montl I hi I in Man h,
: . "Lon
don i I ing in with
Andrew Hull and Jean Jasse Pau ifterthe
■ manently" in
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nglish teai hi i and is
sum- [dren! I lola to you, Bean! And
Charlotte Johnson also sounds happy in her
new locale ol Steamboat Springs, Colo. She has
i ersel there for the past lVz - 2 years - it
sounds like ,i perfee t mat< h!
ins like everyone is into higher education
these days! Besides Betsy, John Barton is current-
ly studying at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
His goal? A master's in Civil Engineering! F.J.
Ventre has left his band and is going back to
school to complete a bachelor's in music. F.J. also
ran into Rachel Feingold in Boston, she is cur-
rently working for the Genesis Fund. Joseph
Bowman is also working on a master's while oper-
ating a youth center in Boston. Joe would like to
hear from Dave Carlson and Steve Shula, too.
So look him up, guys!
Finally, here's two more blasts from the past!
Dan Nye is working for the Norwich Eaton divi-
sion of Proctor 6k Gamble, in Chicago. He's about
to complete a five month assignment in Chicago.
He'll then be moving back to rural Norwich, N.Y.
to work in the marketing department. Georgia
Wattendorf sends word from Brighton, Mass.
Georgia graduated from Simmons College in '88.
She now finds herself challenged by her position in
a general contractor's firm in Boston. Congratula-
tions and good luck, Georgia!
Sean Mahoney, Secretary
June 15, 16, 17
i ''in Fifth Reunion is just a short tin , and
from the responses we've received so far, it prom
ises to be a great time. We'n shooting foi 100% ol
the I lass to return, so mark your calendar lor the
wi < I end ol |une 16th, il you haven') di u il
ready. ( let psy< lied!
Dinah Daley recently signed on with the Bos-
ton office ol Alex Brown <Sc Sons, a securities
brokerage based in Baltimore. She'll be learning
the ropes as an assistant equity broker, but will be-
on the road quite a bit alter the training period as
an institutional equity saleswoman.
Dinah reports that Esmee Huggard is gearing
up to make the trip from Seattle to Byfield for the
reunion in June. Esmee praises the Puget Sound
area as a beautiful place to live and says the people
are outgoing and friendly. She's in the process of
finding a job in the financial/investment area.
Word has it that Rob Lessard is now working
at a nuclear power station in upstate New York as
part of his training as a nuclear engineer in the
I bumped into Sarah Soule and Jill Twomey
on a Boston street a couple weeks back and they
both look great. Jill is working for Kidder, Peabody
in the city and Sarah is working with her parents
in the family insurance business.
Also in Boston is Sue Edelstein, who is now in
the Boston office of Shawmut National Bank.
She's wrapping up the training and will be moving
into a live unit of the bank shortly. Despite the
troubles New England banks are experiencing, Sue
feels this is a great time to really learn the ups and
downs of the industry. Near the end of June, she'll
be starting as a private banker, specializing in the
Rob Cloutier is wrapping up his post-graduate
pre-med studies at Tufts and is taking his MCAT
exam at the end of April. He is considering taking
a year off before going to medical school.
Rob reports that Chris Chance is also in the
Boston area, doing social work in Taunton. She
recently was in a car accident but recovered speedi-
ly and is back in the swing of things.
At the wedding of Laurie and Peter Quimby '85 are, from left: Bob Cole,
Lucy Armstrong '87, Sean Mahoney '85, Ben Armstrong '85, Laurie and
Peter Quimby, Howard Quimby '52, Karen Fasciano '83, Amy Welch
'83, Susan Edelstein '85, Dennis Gately '85, Robert Cloutier '85.
Quinn Pollock is homping at the bit to grad-
uate from Middlebury this spring. He's thinking
about pursuing a career in advertising once he has
the sheepskin firmly in hand.
Becky Chase is living in Newburyport and
teaching at the Y. W.C.A. there. She's also having
a blast ( inn hing the women's lacrosse team at Gov-
John Pappas, who graduated from Maine Mar-
itime Academy last spring, is already at sea and
unfortunately probably won't be able to make it to
Byfield for the reunion.
Filling out the artistic side of the class are Lisa
Demeri, Diane Frangos and Mike Terrile.
Diane and Lisa were featured in an art exhibit at
Governor Dummer over the winter months and
Lisa is now painting with father in the Rockport
Wedding bells are ringing louder as Katrina
Russo's August wedding in Newburyport draws
near. She's engaged to Steven Ramsey, who she
met while they were both ski instructors at Sunday
River Ski Area in Maine.
Stephanie Gardner has passed her board ex-
ams and is working as a physical therapist at the
N.Y.U. Medical Center in Manhattan.
She reports that Paula Goldberg, at Bankers
Trust Company in New York City, is doing well
and enjoying work.
Meredith Lazo, also in Manhattan, took a
break from her duties at Goldman Sachs and spent
some time at Snowbird and Alta, Utah.
She's heard from Christian Moerk who is fin-
ishing up his undergraduate studies at Marlboro
College in Vermont. He hopes to move to New
York City after he graduates.
David Kagan is helping to run the family's
business in southern New Hampshire and Massa-
chusetts. He spends a good bit of time working-
/playing in Burlington, Vermont at "The Last
Chance Saloon," a popular UVM bar owned by
his brother Mark.
I'm taking Horace Greeley's advice and am going
west while I'm still a young man. I've signed on
with the corporate finance department of Mont-
gomery Securities, an investment bank based in
San Francisco, and will be starting there in May.
I'll be back for the Reunion and look forward to
catching up with everyone then. Jiseop Yoon,
who graduated from Tufts last spring, is now work-
ing on his M.B.A., but will soon be returning to
Korea to serve in the armed services for a few
years. He writes, "Long time no hear, right? Sorry.
Well, I successfully went through the rigorous aca-
demics at Tufts. I received B.A. in international
relations and economics and am working for my
MBA at the Unviersity of Cincinnati. I am living
with my sister who works for Procter 6k Gamble.
During the past four years, I have done many
things. I joined the same fraternity as Denny Gate-
ly did at MIT. In fact, we ended up partying to-
gether a few times. In my junior year, I spent a
semester in Spain absorbing as much as I could. Of
course, I was in Korea a few times to see how much
my motherland changed. This summer, I am tak-
ing a leave of absence from the MBA program to
go back to Korea for my military obligation. So I
won't be able to make it to the reunion, but I will
be thinking about you people during my boot
camp. Well, I will be in Korea for about two and a
half years and after my military, I will be coming
back for MBA. What is my future plan? I would
like to move on to the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy for my Ph.D. in international trade.
My intention is to teach at a business school and
do some consulting. I still play soccer as I did at
Nathalie Ames '85 at Ayres Rock in
All winter, Nathalie Ames has been in the
South Pacific, including three months in Australia.
She'll bring her slides to reunion, and probably
have the most recent from her visits in Singapore,
India, Nepal, and parts of Europe.
Lissa and Andy Menyhart are at home in Co-
lumbus, Ohio, where Andy is in his first year at
Capital Law School. They met at Rollins College,
and were married January 6, 1990, at St. Anne's
Episcopal Church in Nassau, The Bahamas. The
reception was held at the Royal Bahamian Hotel,
and they honeymooned in Bermuda. Brother Mike
Menyhart '81 was best man and brother Greg '83
and Anthony Fusco were ushers. Andy and An-
thony were proctors together in Perkins. Also at-
tending the wedding were Sandra and Bob Stud-
ley, parents of Susan '83 and Rob '86.
Victoria de Lisle writes, "Hi everyone! In May
I will have completed my first year of law school at
Tulane Law School. It has been difficult, but re-
warding. This summer I will be clerking at a very
large New Orleans firm. Hopefully I'll see everyone
at Reunion Weekend."
*-' " Monique Proulx, Secretary
Rob Studley made the Dean's List fall semester
at Babson College and will be graduating in May.
He hopes to get into the insurance business.
Susan Gage is a senior at the University of
Missouri and a teaching assistant in the field of
news broadcasting. Currently she is working on a
series on capital punishment for KBIA, the local
station for National Public Radio.
Derric Small helped the Connecticut College
basketball team to a 14-10 record. Small, who
became the seventh player in school history to top
1,000 points, finished sixth on the all-time list with
1,110 points. He also set school records for career
three-pointers (67), career steels (153), most three-
pointers in a game (5) and most free throws in a
game (17). His teammate is Carlos Perez, GDA
Anne Pollock spent the month of January in
Hong Kong interning with the Bank of Boston.
With graduation right around the corner, looking
for a job is of prime importance. "I wish you all
luck. Keep in touch."
Jim Andriotakis, Secretary
Julie Donat finished her first semester in Paris
and was looking forward to spring. She wrote that
Stephanie Gardner '85 and Paula
Goldberg '85 at New York reception.
her studies were going well, "I live with a great
family. Paris nightlife rages. I don't miss the U.S.
much - although it's pretty expensive here! (About
$7 for a beer!) I'll be returning home sometime this
summer after traveling to Italy, Spain, Austria and
Jeff Ashworth writes, "I might be going to
southern California for spring break. Will be in
Maine this summer planning trip to Europe at the
end of summer with girlfriend. Anxiously awaiting
baseball season. Saw Taylor Twining here who
transfered and brother Rob initiated in my frater-
nity. Take care!" David Miller writes, "Come
one, come all to Wong's Bistro right by Northeast-
ern University where I'm a waiter on the week-
Chris McMorris has been studying this term
in Vienna, Austria, at the Institute for European
Studies as part of his junior year at the University
*-'*-' Meganne Murphy , Secretary
Petica "Tica of Australia" Barry is on sab-
batical leave from Boulder, where she was ready to
begin her junior year at Christmas semester - after
six months in Australia counting heron eggs, scuba
diving on the Barrier Reef, caring for blind Koala
bears, and riding baby turtles to the sea, she'll
return to Boulder to start the fall semester. Skiing
wasn't that perfect this winter, anyway - so a great
time to take off!! Hello to all.
Carlos Perez helped the Connecticut College
basketball team to a 14-10 record. Carlos started
four games and had a game-high of 12 points in a
loss to Williams.
Jenny Reynolds writes, "Still working on get-
ting discovered. I guess I won't have to tell you if I
do. School is hard. I am looking forward to seeing
you all this summer."
Not much is gong on with Matt Caron. He is
hanging out at Oswego State playing hockey. Tria-
thalon season is starting up May 20 at Hampton
Beach so plan to see him there.
Carrie Walton writes, "Hello! I just found out
that I will be in Canterbury, England, next year at
the University of Kent. I'm now making plans for
travelling by bike along the Mediterranean coast of
Spain, France and Italy over the summer. I am
looking forward to seeing Kara, Charity, Zabs and
others in Europe next year."
Todd O'Brien just became a brother of Sigma
Derric Small '86 set Connecticut
College records this winter for
career three-pointers (67), career
steals (153), most three'pointers in a
game (5) and most free throws in a
game (1 7).
Alpha Mu fraternity in February. "I still really
enjoy Rochester, and I am having a great time."
Jenny Petschek is playing on the William
Smith ice hockey club team. Spent spring break
out in Arizona. Will be on the sailing team again
this spring competing for nationals with other
schools on the east coast. "Everything is going
Erin Saunders has changed majors from Engi-
neering to Environmental Design (same as Ar-
chitecture). She is so happy. "Boulder is the best
place to live. I did visit Michelle Bolyea in Jan-
uary at Tulane. New Orleans is a cool town! Come
to Colorado to ski but look me up! I'd love to hear
Brendon O'Brien is a sophomore at Boston
College. He is going to be working in California
this summer in the movie industry.
Damon Kinzie has been ski instructor and
enjoying UVM and is active in Sigma Nu. He is
going to visit Brendon O'Brien in a few days at
Kristina von Trapp is still enjoying life at
UVM. "Maybe too much sometimes, only when
with Damon who I see a lot. Working in Wyoming
and Montana again this summer."
*"^ S Jennifer Katz, Secretary
Over spring break, Lindsey Curley, Matt
Downing, Alison Magee, Rob Wattie and I
had lunch at Friday's in Danvers.
Lindsey Curley is enjoying University of Ro-
chester with the companionship of a new "friend."
This summer she is going to the Cape for the
Matt Dowing and Rob Wattie ran into
Adam Robinson and Brian Arrington New
Year's Eve. Also, Matt and Rob visited Rollins
College over winter break where they stumbled
upon Derek Van Vleit, John Sullivan, Dan
Nadeau, and Joy Fosdick. Matt seemed to wan-
der off while at Rollins and Dan seemed to find
him. This summer Matt, Rob and Chuck Kahn
are going to live in the Hampton area. They are in
the process of looking for a house with a lenient
Adventures in Great Britain
Preston Beach '89
With the exception of a few
years during World War II,
a student has come to
Governor D u m m e r
through the English Speaking Union
every year since Alan Bullwinkle first
arrived in 1937-38.
This year, S. Preston Beach '89 has
reciprocated. He is at Giggleswick
School in Settle, North Yorkshire, and
here are some of his early impressions:
The school was exactly as I had imag-
ined it, old stone buildings with cows
and sheep as far as the eye can see. The
nearest town of any size is 30 minutes
away and the nearest city an hour away,
so this is not exactly your height of civili-
zation. The campus is about the same
size as Governor Dummer's, including a
golf course and swimming pool. The
school also has a design and technology
center for practicing electronics, and fu-
ture designers can make prototypes in
metal, wood and plastic. There is also a
chapel, which was built in 1897 for
Queen Victoria's Jubilee and given to
the school. Overall there is a lot of histo-
ry in this place, in much the same way as
at Governor Dummer.
Besides taking classes, I am in the
school production of Doctor Faustus as
Lucifer, and in the Outdoor Pursuits
program. During the holidays I really
had a chance to see Britain. During the
first major holiday, which lasted a week,
I travelled around Scotland and North-
ern England, seeing the sights and
spending time with several families to
find out what British culture is really
like. I sampled such foods as haggis, odds
and ends of meats and vegetables tradi-
tionally cooked in a sheep's bladder.
During my other long holiday I spent
some time in London.
Overall, I have enjoyed myself and I
urge everyone to look into the possibility
of an interim year before going off to
college. The world is a large place that
you may not get to see when you are
(Preston's address is Paley House, Gig-
gleswick School, Settle, North
Yorkshire, England BD24 ODE.)
Alison Magee ;md Matt Downing are still
going strong. Alison visited Rob Ashworth ;it the
University of Colorado in Boulder. Roll is having ;i
great time and is skiing a lot. This summer Alison
and Carrie O'Keefe hope to live in Maine.
Tom Plante loves Skidmore. He spent his
spring break in North Carolina with the crew
team. He reports that his body has never looked
Josh Solomon is now at Northeastern Univer-
sity along with Kevin Lydon and Derek Sulli-
van. Josh is s.-nd to be spending a lot of his free
time with Kristen Morgan.
M. J. Forrest plans to play lacrosse at Lehigh.
Fati Entakhabi sent Lindsey a post card saying
she loves McGill.
Kristin Casazza spent her spring break in Flor-
ida with her mother and her grandparents. She
looks extremely healthy and is often found shaping
up at the local fitness center at UNH.
Jason McCloy now attends the University of
New Hampshire, but spends the majority of his
free time at Boston College.
Rob Zartarian is now a resident assistant in
one of the better dorms at UNH.
Jess Clapp "loves Montana and her boyfriend."
Courtney Seed played varsity soccer and is
now playing varsity lacrosse for Union College.
Courtney also joined a sorority, Sigma Delta Tau.
She likes school much better than in the beginning
of the year. She spent her spring break on the
island of Antigua.
Alison Hyder survived her first Mardi Gras,
and her first spring break at Tulane. Next year she
will be living off campus. She just signed a lease for
a five bedroom house. On May 10th, Alison leaves
for a three week vacation to Spain.
For Christmas, Nate Broehl received a plane
ticket to Germany. He returned to Ohio on March
28th. This past school year Nate has been working
and taking classes at a local college.
Jon Kocsis is having the time of his life at the
University of California in Santa Cruz. This sum-
mer he plans to live in the Boston area with Nate,
John Sullivan, and Kevin Lydon.
Sepp Spenlinhauer writes, "Well, I can't be-
lieve the year is over. Summer job plans are up in
the air, and it looks like they ae not coming down.
College is fun but I still miss GDA. Why? Who
knows. Say hi to everybody. P.S. 'Only women
have those.' That's fine, I don't want any. They're
Amy Russell won her first college race last
month, taking the 3000 meters at Boston Universi-
ty's Valentine Classic in a time of 10:22.89.
I have just completed my job as service manager
for a 300 person catered event. At UNH they
really throw you into the hotel program. I love it,
but it keeps me extremely busy. For this reason I
haven't been able to send out a Newsletter to our
class. I promise you all a letter before the next
issue. In the meantime, I hope all is going well for
everyone, and if you have any news to report,
please write to me at . . . J.J. Katz, 32 Berrywood
Lane, Beverly, MA 01915.
Former headmaster Jack Ragle is looking to "at
least partial retirement" after Commencement at
Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. He is
stepping down as chairman of the English Depart-
ment, but may continue to teach a couple of
classes a day. "An exciting new prospect," he says.
He's looking forward to "lots of tennis and golf this
The GDA family continues to grow
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William T.Evans Jr. '90
Nicholle A. Fardy '90
Cara J. Fineman '92
Philip P. Gatchell'91
Deirdre B. Heersink '92
Jill L. Hindle '93
Barry M. Hugo '92
Jeffrey D. Hugo '93
Amity Jeanes '93
Grace Jeanes '92
Graeme A. Jones '91
Ian C. Jones '90
Michael J. Kalil, Jr. '90
Sarah J. Karp '93
Danielle Kealler '90
Robert K. Kealler '93
Eric Lacroix '89
Peter S. Langley '90
Nicholas LaPierre '92
Scott A. Lauder '90
Michael K. Leary '92
John M. Lipchitz '91
Jeremy C. Lyons '93
Andrew K. Mack '91
Katherine C. Mack '93
Alec MacLachlan '93
Ashfaque A. Mecca '91
Scott A. Miller '91
Glen P. Monnelly '92
Hoyt D. Morgan '92
Kristin K. Morgan '90
Christina Morss '92
Stratton B. Newbert '91
Amy E. Nicolo '92
Jennifer L. Evans '82, sister
Matthew Fardy '88, brother
Jeffrey Karelis '64, Carol Bendetson
Shube 74 and Andrew
Bendetson 78, cousins
Francis H. Farnum, Jr. '40, great-
Megan Heersink '88, sister
Jeff Panall '91, cousin
Jeffrey D. Hugo '93
Barry M. Hugo '92
Grace Jeanes '92, sister
Amity Jeanes '93, sister
Jeffrey 74, Eric '81, and Ian '90,
Jeffrey 74, Eric '81 and Graeme
Michael J. Kalil, Jr. '90, brother
Merrideth A. Kalil '91, sister
E. Randall Jackson, grandfather;
Eben Jackson '29, great-uncle
Robert J. Kealler '93, brother
Danielle Kealler '90, sister
Martin Lacroix '88, brother
Stephen Bottomley 74, uncle
Andrew Costello '69, uncle; John
'89 and Peter Costello '90,
Arthur S.Page, Jr. '45,
Dr. Daniel, Jr. '55 and M. Kevin
'58, uncles; Elizabeth '88, cousin
Joseph Lipchitz '89, brother
Benjamin Pearson, Jr. '44 and
Raymond Lyons '45,
Amy F. Mack '87 and Katherine
Amy F. '87, sister; Andrew K. '91,
David Carleton '63, uncle; Cate
MacLachlan '89, sister
Irshad Mecca '86, brother
Douglas Miller '46, father; John R.
'52, uncle; David '87 and Mark
D. '83, brothers; Linda L. 79,
Anne K. Monnelly '88, sister
Dodge D. '50, father; Dan Hall '49,
Charles G. '65, uncle
Jeannette Morss '92, sister
Ashley Newbert '89, sister
Andrew Noel '88, ?
Eliot F. Orton '93
Gardner F. Orton '90
Jodi Packard '90
Jeff Panall '91
Emily A. Pearl '90
Joshua N. Pike '93
Matthew H. Remis '92
Melanie Robinson '92
Anne C. Rogers '92
Jennifer L. Saunders '93
Amy Shafmaster '90
Dara L. Shain '92
Elizabeth K.Smith '91
Heather A. Smith '93
Michelle Smith '91
Bethany W. Stewart '91
Catherine L.Tuthill '91
Jason Twomey '90
Jason Uttam '91
Andrew Vermeersch '93
Craig T. Wattie '92
Brooke Whiting '92
Kori Winter '91
John A. Zartarian '93
Arthur M. Zweil III '90
Cabot '88 and Gardner '90,
Cabot '88 and Eliot '93, brothers
Jill Packard '89, sister
Jill Hindle '93, cousin
William Alfond '67 and Peter
Alfond 71, uncles
Nathaniel Williams 70 and
George (Jaike) William II 73,
Peter Remis '52, James Slater 78,
Adam Robinson '89, brother
Henry H. Rogers '53, uncle
Erin Saunders '88, sister
Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, father
Jonathan '85 and Ross Shain '87,
Allan D. Smith '88, brother
Michelle Smith '91, sister
Heather A. Smith '93, sister
Mark W. Stewart '85, brother
Betsy Tuthill '84, sister; Mark
Tuthill 'xx, brother
Jill Twomey '85, sister;
Christopher Twomey '86,
Shad Uttam '87, brother
Kevin C. Vermeersch '89, brother
Rob '89, brother
William B. Whiting '59, father
Josiah K. Lilly IV '69, stepfather;
Mariah Lilly '89, cousin
Robert Zartarian '89, brother
Alison Zweil '86, sister
Dr. An Wang
The Trustees of the Academy extend condolences to
the Wang Family on the death of Dr. An Wang, the
founder of Wang Laboratories., Inc., who died
March 20, 1990. The Doctor, as he was often called,
served on Governor Dummer's Board of Trustees
from 1972 to 1974, and was a generous benefactor to
the school for 20 years. Son Courtney 74 is
currently a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr.
Wang leaves his wife Lorraine, sons Frederick and
Courtney, and daughter Juliette.
The Alumni Association
A role in GDA Admissions
By John S. Mercer '64
President, Alumni Association
Prodded by Petei Sherin, the president of the
Alumni Assoi iation before me, 1 arranged this
fall to have breakfast at Fowle's with
Headmaster Peter Bragdon. My unstated
nda had something to do with getting Peter
t ommitted to a couple ol new programs the
Assoc iation is running. I expected no particular
surprises, but thought to be polite by beginning with a
nod to his interests. So all credulousness, I said, "Peter,
what can the Alumni Association do for you?"
Peter didn't need to take a breath, to think, to
consider: "Help us broaden our base of applicants to
The idea was new to me, was unexpected, was for
some reason surprising. Did the school need more
applicants, I asked. "No," Peter responded, "GDA
needs a broader base of applicants, or, if depth is your
interest, John, a deeper pool." I learned that
applications are not down, but that the Trustees and
the headmaster have decided to put all possible effort
behind their commitment to making the school the
best. "One way to do so is to make sure we're looking
at as many candidates as possible," Peter said.
I never did get my own agenda on the table at
Fowle's that day. Instead, I started thinking about how
alumni and alumnae could be persuaded to recommend
students. What would they need to know? What sort of
program should be set up? After several months of
meetings about these ideas, we are moving forward in
an institutional way, but you'll hear about that later.
Let me, in this article, though, give my experiences
with recommending youngsters for Governor Dummer.
My daughter is in the seventh grade in the Amesbury
(Mass.) Public Schools, so in some ways I am perfectly
placed to know who might be a good local candidate
for the school. Once I began to think about Peter's
idea, I began to consider who might really be a
candidate. It was really a matter of refocusing on what I
had been seeing all along.
I realized that I couldn't just recommend people
willy-nilly; I had to sound out their parents on the
ideas as well. So my first move, after I had a list of
about ten kids, was to call their parents to see if they
were interested in their children attending private
school. Those who said, 'No,' I did not attempt to
persuade, though 1 believe they took the call as a
compliment to their child. To those who said 'Yes,' 1
mentioned Governor Dummer. If their reaction was
either neutral or enthusiastic, I proceeded. I asked
them if they'd like me to recommend their child, which
recommendation would essentially mean that their
child would receive an honest, hard look by the school.
In all of this I am really little more than a note taker.
My daughter has actually been the one doing most of
the thinking for me; she mentions kids at church, in
school, at her dance class, at her piano lessons, at her
camp. Early on, I had to decide whether I had to worry
about whether these candidates were financially able or
academically strong enough. I decided that that was
the school's problem; if the parents went along with the
idea, that was enough for me.
My first recommendation was a terrific candidate,
whose family I know well. She was applying as a
sophomore from a local high school. The school was
excited about her possible attendance, as was I. I tried
to keep in touch both with the school and the
candidate. The trouble was that several other schools
were equally interested in her as well, and she chose
From the experience I learned to send Michael
Moonves, director of admissions, a summary of each
candidate's strengths, weaknesses, and interests, as well
as a description of the parents' situation. In that way, I
was trying to supply Mike with useful persuasive
information. For instance, being able to offer, and
stress the offer of, dance classes to a young girl
interested in dance might just sway her or her parents
in Governor Dummer's favor.
When I recently asked Mike how many alumni
recommendations for admissions he had received this
year, he said, "How many have you given me, John."
I said, "Six, so far."
"That's about it," said Mike. I was astounded. Maybe
he was joking.
I encourage you to recommend youngsters to the
Governor Dummer admissions department. All it
really takes is a call or a note to Michael Moonves,
director of admissions. But I warn you, you will find it
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